Black History of Florida: A Reading List

Explore centuries of freedom struggles, political development, community histories, and cultural achievements in this list of our books on the African American heritage of Florida. Including the eras of slavery, segregation, and civil rights, these books delve into both pivotal moments and daily life from throughout the black history of the state. Africa in Florida: … Continue reading Black History of Florida: A Reading List

Police Brutality and the Exile of Black Panther Pete O’Neal

By Paul J. Magnarella, author of Black Panther in Exile: The Pete O’Neal Story “We want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of Black people.” This demand did not follow the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020. Rather it preceded that horrific event by over 50 years; it … Continue reading Police Brutality and the Exile of Black Panther Pete O’Neal

Quarantine Reads: Black Voices

Yesterday, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) released a Statement on Equity and Anti-Racism in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other individuals who have been victims of the systemic racism at work in the United States. The University Press of Florida joins with AUPresses in condemning … Continue reading Quarantine Reads: Black Voices

Pauulu’s Diaspora

“With its geographic breadth, meticulous research, and gorgeous writing, this book is a breakthrough, a trailblazer, and a trendsetter in diverse fields including pan-African studies and the emerging field of the ‘Black Pacific.’”—Gerald Horne, author of Facing the Rising Sun: African Americans, Japan, and the Rise of Afro-Asian Solidarity “In this excellent examination of the political … Continue reading Pauulu’s Diaspora

Black Panther in Exile

“A fascinating, introspective biography of the life and times of former Black Panther member and African American expatriate Pete O’Neal. It breathes life and historical memory into the ancient and transnational idea that Black Lives Matter.”—Kwasi Densu, Florida A&M University “The United States government’s war against the Black Panther Party is not a thing of … Continue reading Black Panther in Exile

African American Intellectual History Society Conference 2020

Senior acquisitions editor Sian Hunter attended the African American Intellectual History Society Conference in Austin, TX earlier this month. It was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Looking to the future, several of the conferences and book fairs we had been planning to attend this spring have been canceled. Check … Continue reading African American Intellectual History Society Conference 2020

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2019

Acquisitions editor Sian Hunter traveled to North Charleston last weekend to attend the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting and Conference. We displayed some of our new and bestselling African American studies books, and it was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2019

Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

“An original portrait of a largely unheralded African American political and civil rights leader in the first half of the twentieth century. Young draws from an impressive range of primary and secondary sources to provide a much-needed biography of this important figure.”—Elizabeth Gritter, author of River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865–1954 … Continue reading Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Global Garveyism

“This is, by far, the most comprehensive and illuminating book to date concerning the unique phenomenon that is Garveyism. From the U.S. Midwest to Trinidad to Southern Africa to Australia, this volume sheds light relentlessly.”—Gerald Horne, author of The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and … Continue reading Global Garveyism

Books for Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, we'd like to share a reading list of our recent books on African American history and culture. Our new books include a groundbreaking continental view of fugitive slave migration, a study of the impact of Marcus Garvey's black nationalist philosophy around the world and across the twentieth century, a biography of civil rights advocate … Continue reading Books for Black History Month