Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors!   Congratulations to author Reginald K. Ellis, whose book, Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard, has been awarded the 2018 C. Calvin Smith Book Award from the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc.   … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The Statues That Speak for Us

Written by Regis M. Fox, author of Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival.   This book is a part of our Black History Month sale, running now through February 28, 2018. To order, visit our website and use code BHM18 at checkout.   Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 brought matters of … Continue reading The Statues That Speak for Us

Race, Place, and Memory

"An immensely welcome longitudinal study of the intersection of race, place, and historical memory in Wilmington, North Carolina. Richly researched, beautifully written, and deeply analytical, Mulrooney’s study is a tour de force."—John David Smith, editor of Interpreting American History: Reconstruction   "With clear and compelling prose, Mulrooney dives beneath the seemingly calm waters of a ‘progressive … Continue reading Race, Place, and Memory

Jeff Klinkenberg Wins Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeff Klinkenberg, Florida culture writer for nearly four decades, has been named the winner of the Florida Humanities Council’s 2018 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. A five-person independent panel of judges selected Klinkenberg from a pool of 20 nominees. The award, established in 2010, honors a Florida author for a body of literary work … Continue reading Jeff Klinkenberg Wins Florida Humanities Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Books for Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, and as we remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, we’ve prepared a reading list of our recent books on African American history and culture. These books highlight the 1965 Selma civil rights campaign, unconventional modes of black women’s activism, the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors!   The 2018 Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards has recognized two UPF books. Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen by Norman Van Aken has been chosen to represent the USA in the Local  category.   Opening the Gates to Canal Cuisine: Preserving the American … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Human Variation: More Than Skin Deep

Written by Elizabeth Weiss, author of Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture.   I love bones. My appreciation of the beauty of skeletal anatomy started at a very young age. As a child, my favorite toys were anatomical models that I had to build up like a 3-dimensional puzzle. One involved putting together an … Continue reading Human Variation: More Than Skin Deep