American Historical Association 2020

Acquisitions editor Sian Hunter attended the American Historical Association Conference in New York City last weekend. This was our first conference of the year, and we unveiled our new 75th anniversary logo! It was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are a few books we brought to the conference: … Continue reading American Historical Association 2020

Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Collaboration

“Deftly weaves historic records and archaeological research through an Indigenous lens to create a well-crafted story of the Nipmuc of New England. Through this lens, the reader will better recognize the struggles Indigenous people faced in colonial America as well as the struggles they continue to face as they try to reestablish their sovereign relationships … Continue reading Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Collaboration

The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange

“Impressive in its geographical and temporal scope, this fascinating compendium of case studies sheds new light on atypical, or ‘deviant,’ burial. Each case study is a gem, replete with rich descriptions of unusual burials and the sociopolitical contexts that produced them.”—Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver, author of The Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek … Continue reading The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange

In Memory of Mary Ann Carroll

By Gary Monroe, author of Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen Mary Ann Carroll moved to Fort Pierce, Florida, from Wrightsville, Georgia, in the late 1940s, where she met and married James Brady Carroll. They established Piney Grove Primitive Baptist church. Mary Ann Carroll ran the church as secretary, choir director, usher, board … Continue reading In Memory of Mary Ann Carroll

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR MOST RECENT AWARD-WINNING BOOKS AND AUTHORS!Craig Pittman has been named the 2020 Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Book Festival. Pittman's books include The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid, Manatee Insanity: Inside the War over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species, and … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Intern Guest Post: “The World to Come” Artists Imagine Futures from Ruins

Written by Melissa Nunez ,  Marketing intern at the University Press of Florida While looking at The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, I realized how my work as an artist can relate to some of the ideas that were brought up by curator Kerry Oliver-Smith. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: “The World to Come” Artists Imagine Futures from Ruins

Wild Capital

“Amasses a wealth of information pertaining to an urgent topic—how can modern humans co-exist with wildlife and their ecosystems in a sustainable manner?”—Roger L. Reep, coauthor of The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation “In Wild Capital, Jones offers us a compelling and easily understood way to change how we value wildlife and wild lands. I encourage … Continue reading Wild Capital