Detain and Punish

“Shows how systems, policies, and even detention centers that were designed for Haitian refugees grew insidiously over the decades into a more and more encompassing immigrant detention system.”—Aviva Chomsky, author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal   “Forcefully demonstrates how the case of Haitian refugee detention became the basis for America’s inhumane response to refugees arriving … Continue reading Detain and Punish

Organic Food and Farming Summit 2018

Last weekend, we attended the second annual Organic Food and Farming Summit hosted by Florida Organic Growers in Gainesville, Florida. It was great to meet with local farmers and display a collection of our books on gardening, cooking, and foodways in Florida. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit us at our table!    … Continue reading Organic Food and Farming Summit 2018

What We Can Learn from Women’s Writing Communities

The Story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow Written by Ashley Andrews Lear, author of The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow Connections between women writers have often been made when an emerging author discovers a kinship with a deceased predecessor, as in the case of Virginia Woolf’s admiration of Aphra … Continue reading What We Can Learn from Women’s Writing Communities

The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

Written by Julie J. Lesnik, author of Edible Insects and Human Evolution   Unlike the archaeological record for meat eating, which contains evidence from numerous sites of butchered bones with marks left by stone tools, the evidence for insect eating is scarce. However, this does not mean that insects were not an important part of … Continue reading The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

"An original and satisfying synthesis on the evolution of the human diet that draws from all the relevant fields of the natural and social sciences."—W. C. McGrew, author of The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology   "Engaging. Argues most convincingly that insects were an important food source during human evolution."—Margaret J. Schoeninger, University of California … Continue reading Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Transnational Hispaniola

"Highly original and richly researched, this volume challenges many of the bedrock assumptions in Dominican and Haitian nationalist and statist thought, filling important gaps in the literature on the island in English."—Lauren Derby, coeditor of Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World "This inspiring collection offers a new way of seeing the … Continue reading Transnational Hispaniola