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Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice
Quito J. Swan

African American Intellectual History Society Pauli Murray Book Prize

A Black Perspectives Best Black History Book of 2020

Honorable Mention, Organization of American Historians Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

Finalist, Association for the Study of African American Life and History Book Prize

“A powerful, thoroughly researched, diasporic history of Black liberation politics during most of the 20th Century. . . . A remarkable study in political evolution and tenacity.”—Choice

“Makes crucial contributions to a set of inter-connecting literatures that probe the breadth and depth of black internationalism. . . . Leaves us pondering how deeply this material—and technical—history might shift our understandings of the routes of black internationalism and the registers of black power.”—Journal of Social History

Indian River Lagoon: An Environmental History
Nathaniel Osborn

Florida Historical Society Stetson Kennedy Book Award

“In his fascinating concise study of this unique piece of Florida real estate, Nathaniel Osborn covers all the bases: dredging, filling, farming, fishing, citrus, industry, tourists, astronauts, retirees and, of course, mosquito control. Each have had a major impact on the fragile ecosystem behind the barrier islands.”—Florida Times-Union

“Today the Indian River Lagoon sits on the brink of environmental collapse, owing in large part to human ‘makeovers.’ . . . The enormity of this loss is made clear in Nathaniel Osborn’s Indian River Lagoon.”— Journal of Florida Studies

“Osborn deftly explores the ecological history of Florida’s Indian River Lagoon.”— Journal of Southern History

“A nuanced story about how a changing ecosystem and a changing human society have mutually shaped one another.”— Florida Historical Quarterly

Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism
Jerry T. Watkins III

“Excellently demonstrates the presence and utility of queer geographies in the Florida Panhandle and provides a valuable contribution as a local examination to LGBTQ studies in the state and the American South.”—H-Net

“Interweaves the growing visibility of postwar gay life with the attendant moral panics and police regulations of public gay life. . . . An important addition to studies of gay history, tourism, and the South.”—Journal of American History

“Mines these queer spaces effectively and fleshes out one of the more fascinating histories with his in-depth study of the Emma Jones Society.”—American Historical Review

“Places this story in broader national, regional, and local contexts while telling touching personal stories with fascinating characters.”—New Books Network

“Watkins’ book shares with us for the first time the many firsthand accounts, in great detail, of gay men navigating a gay lifestyle in Florida’s panhandle. . . . Many of the stories in the book are as entertaining as they are educational and informative.”—South Florida Gay News

The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida
Christine Ardalan

Florida Historical Society Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award

“Ardalan meticulously weaves together the archival evidence into a seamless chronological narrative. . . . Indispensable to nursing history scholars, as well as to researchers interested in public and social policy, civil rights, and minority health.”—Choice

“This book is seminal not only for scholars and public policy makers seeking to understand the complicated clinical, political, and social role of public health nursing but also, as importantly, for those seeking to understand the racial and economic structures affecting health care in the American South.”—Patricia D’Antonio, author of Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration Projects in New York City

Hell Without Fires: Slavery, Christianity, and the Antebellum Spiritual Narrative
Yolanda Pierce

“An innovative and brilliant analysis of five antebellum slave narratives.”—Choice

“Pierce analyzes each of the conversion narratives in fresh, revealing ways, and scholars should be motivated to reread the original accounts—and others like them—afresh.”—Biography

“Pierce’s analysis of these narratives help[s] to explain slaves’ conversion to the religion of their oppressors, what forms of advocacy those converts called to preach could claim, and the ways that early African American converts merged African religions and Protestant Christianity.”—African American Review

“Packs a wealth of information. . . . Readers will be amply repaid for time spent reading it.”—Journal of Southern History

“Helps establish black spiritual, or conversion, narratives as an important genre in its own right. It is constantly informed by much of the best recent scholarship on slavery, religion, and gender relations.”—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film
Edited by Esteban E. Loustaunau and Lauren E. Shaw

“A valuable text, given the variety of approaches and documentaries analyzed and its emphasis on theoretical questions of representation, ownership, and the transformative capacity of film.”—The Americas

“Present[s] the richness of films united by a focus on the theme of migration and the Latin American diaspora. . . . An essential resource.”—Migration Studies

Istwa across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination
Toni Pressley-Sanon

“Provides a powerful reminder that we cannot divorce history from the multiple and sometimes conflicting stories we tell about the past, empirically true or not, and that belief systems, like Vodou, are central to how we understand collective histories. . . . Presents insightful approaches for scholars of religious and cultural practices and the history of enslavement and colonization in and beyond Haiti.”—The Americas

“Argues that, to this day, the lifeline between Africa and the diaspora (as seen in Haitian culture) is not altogether severed.”—Caribbean Quarterly

Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Postrevolutionary Mexico
David S. Dalton

Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association Mexico Section Best Book in the Humanities

“Fresh and exciting. . . . A rich and impressive intellectual tapestry. . . . Offers a valuable contribution to both the literary and cultural approaches to Mexican Studies, one that displays ample scope, considerable depth, and a formidable scholarly rigor.”—Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

“A necessary reference that provides an interdisciplinary insight into . . . key enduring themes such as identity, nation-state building and technoscience in Latin America. . . . Brings a fresh insight into new debates on race in scholarly literature.”—Journal of Latin American Studies

“Offers us a useful heuristic for thinking through the project of the revolutionary state and reimagining mestizaje away from a racial or nationalist project and toward one in which modernity was about corporeal technologies.”—H-Net

“The Gift” by H.D.: The Complete Text
Edited and annotated by Jane Augustine

“This significant primary source will be valued by students of modernism and feminist literature.”—Choice

“The definitive publication of [H.D.’s] autobiographical work—finally available in its uncut, minimally revised form. The Gift includes such intimate views as H. D.’s family life, never-before-published pictures of her family, and statements of her beliefs and innermost thoughts.”—Foreword Reviews

“Raised in a Moravian family in Pennsylvania, [H.D.] worked on this psychologically complex memoir of her childhood in London—to which she expatriated in her early teens—as WWII’s bombs rained down. . . . Editor and annotator Jane Augustine’s well-researched scholarly edition restores the text to its full length and includes H.D.’s own notes.”—Publishers Weekly

“Readers have been gifted indeed by publication of the definitive text, superbly annotated and edited with scholarly excellence by Jane Augustine.”—English Literature in Transition, 1880–1920

The Ecology of Finnegans Wake
Alison Lacivita

“Recommend[ed] [for] scholarly readers beyond the Joyceans it is likely to attract; it is not only among the strongest monographs of Joyce scholarship in recent memory, but it is also one of the most innovative works of contemporary ecocriticism.”—ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

“The most striking features of Lacitiva’s work are the sheer newness of her arguments, the quality of the secondary material that she uses and the extensive primary text support for her arguments. . . . The reader, if ever doubtful, is assured of a new way of reading the Wake.”—James Joyce Broadsheet

“It is among the most interesting and well-informed books on Joyce published in the past decade.”— English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920

Fort St. Joseph Revealed: The Historical Archaeology of a Fur Trading Post
Edited by Michael S. Nassaney

“Highly readable and remarkable. . . . Community is articulated as the heart of the story of Fort St. Joseph. . . . Highly recommend[ed] . . . not only for its detailed material and archival analysis of a historic site but as a manual for how to do public archaeology and build community in contemporary practice.”—American Antiquity

“Serves as a balance between site report, state of affairs, and cultural commentary. . . . Provides a very useful roadmap of how archaeological projects and stakeholder communities can work together.”—Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology

“Both unique and scientifically important. . . . Rarely has there ever been a scientific archaeological endeavor . . . that involved and, indeed, depended on the cooperation of academics, their students, and the local citizenry to obtain the kind and type of dynamic success Nassaney and his colleagues have been able to achieve.”—Michigan Historical Review

Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed: Toward a Global Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism
Edited by Melissa S. Murphy and Haagen D. Klaus

“Pushes the boundaries of colonial studies. . . . Scholars of all levels, from undergraduates to advanced professionals, should consult this volume in pursuit of excellent examples of biocultural and theory-driven explorations of bioarchaeology.”—Antiquity

“Provides a nuanced, empirical examination of the effects of colonialism on the bodies of the colonized . . . and builds on and adds diversity to earlier studies that focused on contact between Europeans and Indigenous Americans.”—Choice

“Illustrate[s] the historical depth of situations in which people encountered, resisted, adapted to, and changed each other.”—Journal of Anthropological Research

“An excellent and diverse range of studies that provide a fine representation of the current state of affairs and a solid foundation for future research.”—Cambridge Archaeological Journal

“A diverse, well written collection of essays that use multiple lines of evidence to explore contact and colonialism from regions around the globe. . . . Does an excellent job of highlighting wide-ranging research and its large scale comparative possibilities.”—Southeastern Archaeology

“With clear, concise writing and a strong grasp of the material, the editors integrate a call for contextual work with the benefits of applying contemporary theoretical thought. . . . Contribute[s] not only to our understanding of these significant cultural shifts, but do[es] so by integrating bioarchaeology, or skeletal approaches, with different data sets from archaeology, history, and demography.”—American Journal of Human Biology

Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I
Geoffrey L. Rossano

“An exceptional piece of scholarship. Rossano clearly points out that military organizations in general, and a naval air force in particular, are built from the ground up and not the other way around. While we celebrate the exploits of the pilots, Rossano reminds us that there were myriad mechanics, constructors, paymasters, and even some ship drivers who played a vital role in naval aviation during WWI.”—Craig C. Felker, U.S. Naval Academy

“A fine book that will stand for many years as the definitive study of U.S. naval aviation in Europe. Well-researched and written, the book ranges widely, from the high-level planning in Washington for a naval air war to moving thousands of men and hundreds of aircraft across the ocean to the routine but dangerous training, patrol, and bombing flights that constituted the navy’s air mission in World War I.”—William F. Trimble, author of Attack from the Sea

What Your Fossils Can Tell You: Vertebrate Morphology, Pathology, and Cultural Modification
Robert W. Sinibaldi

“Provides the beginning fossil vertebrate enthusiast with some valuable information about the fossils they are collecting.”—Guy “Harley” Means, Florida Geological Survey

“Illustrates how the dynamic story of ancient life and death and post-mortem utilization is accessible from the study of bone shapes. It is this very thing that made me want to be a paleontologist in the first place.”—Pennilyn Higgins, University of Rochester

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