Sale on Books in African American Studies

Last week two of our acquisitions staff members, Sian Hunter and Stephanye Hunter, traveled to Atlanta, GA to display new UPF books in African American studies and to meet with scholars at the centennial meeting and conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. We’re offering special discounts on the books we took to the meeting, … Continue reading Sale on Books in African American Studies

Thatched Roofs and Open Sides

“Takes us on a journey to the heart and soul of Seminole life—the chickee. Dilley ably navigates archaeology, architecture, and oral history to tell the story of the Seminole house, from its origins, through its persistence in the face of modernization, and ending with a glimpse into the future.”—Ryan Wheeler, director, Robert S. Peabody Museum … Continue reading Thatched Roofs and Open Sides

#ReadUP for Banned Books Week

By Carlynn Crosby, marketing intern at the University Press of Florida . This week (Sept. 27–Oct. 3) is Banned Books Week, an annual event designed to celebrate the freedom to read and the value of open access to information. Each year, the literary community—comprising librarians, authors, publishers, teachers, journalists, and readers—comes together during the last … Continue reading #ReadUP for Banned Books Week

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2015

We had a fantastic time last week at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2015 Discovery Show. SIBA celebrated its 40th birthday this year with lots of author signings, informative panels, photo booth fun, and special events. Our tables in the exhibit hall were piled high with new University Press of Florida books, and we loved spending … Continue reading Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2015

Embracing Cuba

Stunning photographs from the once-forbidden island A photographer intrigued by tales of his parents’ long-ago journey to pre-revolutionary Cuba is the author behind our new photography book: Embracing Cuba. “Motley’s images of Cuba’s people, arts, design, and public life are remarkable.”—Ellen M. Harrington, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “One can immediately look at Motley’s … Continue reading Embracing Cuba

New Releases in Archaeology

Eating in the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity Mark S. Warner “A long-awaited and much-needed contribution to the study of urban African American identity through the zooarchaeological study of an extended African American family household in the Chesapeake. Warner makes a powerful case for the utility of faunal analysis in historical archaeology.”—Kenneth … Continue reading New Releases in Archaeology

Havana Hardball

Relive the tumultuous preseason before Robinson broke the color barrier Today marks the release of a book that illuminates one of baseball's most pivotal seasons: Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League.  “An in-depth look at a pivotal time in baseball history.”—Lou Hernández, author of Baseball’s Great Hispanic Pitchers “Set against the backdrop … Continue reading Havana Hardball