Dixie’s Daughters, with a New Preface

Southern Association for Women Historians Julia Cherry Spruill Prize “The definitive history of the UDC.”—Daily Beast “Highlights the central role the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) played in creating and sustaining the myth of the Lost Cause in early-twentieth-century southern culture.”—Choice “This younger generation of white southern women was committed to the public vindication … Continue reading Dixie’s Daughters, with a New Preface

This Luminous: New and Selected Poems, from Panhandler Books

This Luminous: New and Selected Poems by Allan Peterson is the third publication from Panhandler Books, a series launched in 2015 by Panhandler Magazine and the Department of English and World Languages at the University of West Florida. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, Panhandler Books publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction consistent with Panhandler’s mission to champion underrepresented literary … Continue reading This Luminous: New and Selected Poems, from Panhandler Books

An Archaeology of Abundance

“Overturns old assumptions about the ‘marginality’ of islands, forcing a reassessment of the significance of islands in global human history. A tour de force of multidisciplinary research integrating archaeology with ethnohistory and historical ecology.”—Patrick Vinton Kirch, author of Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist “A masterful synthesis of a geographic setting … Continue reading An Archaeology of Abundance

The Archaeology of American Childhood and Adolescence

“An elegantly written and comprehensive discussion of children in the United States from the first settlers through the present. Baxter effectively makes the case that historical analyses need to include discussions of childhood and that archaeological evidence makes distinct, important contributions to the narrative.”—Kathryn A. Kamp, editor of Children in the Prehistoric Puebloan Southwest   “Shows … Continue reading The Archaeology of American Childhood and Adolescence

Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida

“This authoritative treatise on the amphibians and reptiles of Florida will become the go-to volume for every professional herpetologist.”—Robert Powell, coauthor of Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition “An exceptional work—easily one of the best treatments of a state herpetofauna ever prepared. All of the species accounts … Continue reading Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida

Review Roundup

A selection of recent titles in the news: Picturing Apollo: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments by J.L. Pickering and John Bisney is already getting great reviews ahead of its April 2019 release. “Across 10 well-organized chapters, the selected images capture the country’s mounting excitement; the meticulous preparation of astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael … Continue reading Review Roundup

Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance

“A hugely valuable and important volume which speaks to the future as much as the past. Archaeology, as practiced in this volume, reveals both human stories of oppression and resistance and evidence of the social processes which continue to shape how people define themselves. The need for such insights is more pressing than ever, and … Continue reading Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance