The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America

“An excellent and wide-ranging discussion of early nineteenth-century political economy in America, showing it to have been the by-product of dialogue with European luminaries and particular American material and intellectual needs.”—Brian Schoen, coeditor of Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era     Due to the enormous influence of Adam … Continue reading The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America

Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

“Highly original. A major contribution to the human history and cultural ecology of the Galápagos Islands. The authors have woven together topics as diverse as global economics, historical archaeology, and biodiversity in their study of one of the world’s most intellectually stimulating archipelagos.”—David Steadman, Florida Museum of Natural History “This superb work adds a significant … Continue reading Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

“Presents fresh archaeological and historical information about an important Caribbean plantation. A tour de force in historical archaeology that will set the standard for future research.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America “A detailed archaeological, historical, and landscape study of a significant plantation and heritage site. The chapters … Continue reading An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

2019 Florida Historical Society Award Winners

The Florida Historical Society has an extensive honors program recognizing significant contributions to knowledge of our state. We are pleased to announce our four award-winning books in this year’s competition. CHARLTON TEBEAU AWARD Named in honor of the late Charlton W. Tebeau, longtime University of Miami history professor and author of the acclaimed book A … Continue reading 2019 Florida Historical Society Award Winners

Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

“Will become the defining analysis of the question of Jewishness in Stein’s writing—a question absolutely crucial to understanding this great modernist writer. An important and long-awaited contribution to Stein studies.”—Barbara Will, author of Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma “The first full-length study of Gertrude Stein’s Jewishness and how it is central … Continue reading Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

Bears

“This engaging survey draws upon archaeological, ecological, ethnographic, ethnohistorical, and artistic materials to offer a regional perspective on bears in the Eastern Woodlands. The volume is a timely synthesis rich in details about the multiple roles of bears as pests, pets, food, commodities, venerated icons, and mythical figures.”—Elizabeth J. Reitz, coauthor of Charleston: An Archaeology of … Continue reading Bears

The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

“A significant contribution to the continuing contentious debate on the status of Puerto Rico. . . . In addition to archival resources, the author includes interviews with prominent Puerto Rican political leaders in and out of government to provide a historical and contemporary basis for understanding the language issue on the island.”—Choice   “A welcome … Continue reading The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited