Simón Bolívar

"Shows us how and why Simón Bolívar is still a major icon in Latin American culture. Cinema, politics, painting, literature, religion, and opera are all touched and marked by ‘El Libertador’ who is still very much an active force in Latin America."--Efraín Barradas, author of Mente, Mirada, Mano: Visiones y Revisiones de La Obra de … Continue reading Simón Bolívar

White Sand Black Beach

"Provides new insights into the torturous legacy of race in Miami through the vantage point of Virginia Beach."--Paul S. George, author of Along the Miami River "With ample measures of passion and research, Bush has written a remarkable book about a special place: Virginia Key, a reminder of the possibilities of protest and change."--Gary R. … Continue reading White Sand Black Beach

Show Thyself a Man

"Mixon's examination of black militias in post-emancipation Georgia and their fight for citizenship and equality provides a powerful and compelling portrait of the social revolution process at the grassroots level."--Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, author of Freedom's Seekers: Essays on Comparative Emancipation "Tells the story of the rise and fall of black militia units in Georgia during … Continue reading Show Thyself a Man

Dark and Deep: Encountering the Cold War through Archaeology

Written by Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold War . It was a late November in St. Paul, Minnesota. Under a snow-dusted suburban backyard, in the darkness of a former Cold War fallout shelter, I stood ankle-deep in ice-cold water. The water was slowly soaking through my hiking boots and wicking its … Continue reading Dark and Deep: Encountering the Cold War through Archaeology

Darwin’s Man in Brazil

"A valuable introduction to Fritz Müller, a colorful and important figure in the story of natural history, but someone who has been seriously neglected by historians of science. This volume helps us gain a better understanding not only of Müller’s many contributions but also of the development of Darwin’s ideas about species diversity."--Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, … Continue reading Darwin’s Man in Brazil

The Archaeology of the Cold War

"A long overdue book that highlights issues of memory, scholarship, and the role of the archaeologist as part of a larger move to address the Cold War as a defining and significant period in human history."--James P. Delgado, author of Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare "An important contribution to the growing number of archaeological … Continue reading The Archaeology of the Cold War