The Christmas Carol Blues: Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. guest post

  Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. is an independent scholar whose writing focuses on the cultural history of American popular music. He currently lives with his wife Elizabeth and nine cats in Appomattox, Virginia. His forthcoming book, Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs, is due out from UPF in Fall 2013.   At … Continue reading The Christmas Carol Blues: Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. guest post

New Books for the New Year

We are excited to announce our first four books of 2013! Click on any title for more information. Your Florida Guide to Shrubs, second edition: Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance  by Edward F. Gilman, Robert J. Black, and Sydney Park Brown Pubdate: 1/1/2013 Make a new year’s resolution to revamp your yard with plants that will … Continue reading New Books for the New Year

New! No Ordinary Days by Maggie Taylor

No Ordinary Days  by Maggie Taylor Pub date: 1/2/2013 With a flatbed scanner and a rich library of found images, Maggie Taylor creates breathtaking, thought-provoking digital art. In these vibrant montages,  often called fabricated photography, there are as many layers of symbolism and meaning as there are pieces of visual information. This retrospective of Taylor's … Continue reading New! No Ordinary Days by Maggie Taylor

Publication Announcements: November & December 2012

We're pleased to present a round-up of recently published (that means NOW AVAILABLE!) UPF titles from November and December. Click on any book title to link directly to more information.   Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History, by Gregory D. Smithers Bold, compelling, and thought-provoking, this book addresses head-on the issue … Continue reading Publication Announcements: November & December 2012

Fantasty Fest: Robert Kerstein guest post

A Brief History of Key West's Mardi Gras Robert Kerstein is professor of government at the University of Tampa and the author of Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic.   Here Kerstein offers insight into the history of a vibrant event that brings people flocking to Key West every October. This year's Fantasy Fest culminated … Continue reading Fantasty Fest: Robert Kerstein guest post