Resistance Reimagined

“Offers fresh insights into nineteenth-century black women’s cultural production. Compelling and elegantly crafted.”—Kathy L. Glass, author of Courting Communities: Black Female Nationalism and “Syncre-Nationalism” in the Nineteenth-Century North   “Outstanding in explaining why these figures were important leaders in their own time and are important models today. A truly engaging and significant study.”—John Ernest, editor of Douglass … Continue reading Resistance Reimagined

Between Washington and Du Bois

"Resurrects from the annals of history James Edward Shepard, one of the most understudied yet important black college administrators and race leaders of the twentieth century. Ellis recounts how Shepard successfully navigated the halls of power within both black and white circles to fund his institution, and in doing so, Ellis challenges the notion that … Continue reading Between Washington and Du Bois

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

Last week, the University Press of Florida traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend the 2017 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting and Conference. We had a fantastic time meeting scholars in the field and displaying our wide selection of  African American studies titles. Several of our authors attended the … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

New Paperback Release: The Culture War in the Civil Rights Movement

“Boldly suggests that cultural organizing shaped the trajectory and spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.”—Journal of American Ethnic History   “Street brings together many different cultural strands in this work and argues cogently that they were an important part of a movement that affirmed African American self-belief at the same time as it demanded freedom … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Culture War in the Civil Rights Movement

New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

“Never has the story of American African colonization been so thoroughly explored.”—Violet Showers Johnson, coauthor of African & American: West Africans in Post–Civil Rights America “Succeeds admirably in putting us back in touch with the diverse sources of support for the American Colonization Society. We learn much about the complex nature of human motivations and about … Continue reading New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers

“One of the great, largely unknown stories of American history. This volume is a wonderfully evocative demonstration of something often discounted--how important law and lawyers were, and remain, in realizing the promise of full equality for all citizens.”—Kenneth W. Mack, author of Representing the Race “Filled with tales of ordinary people exhibiting extraordinary courage, Voices … Continue reading Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers

African American Intellectual History Society 2017 Conference

UPF recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to attend the African American Intellectual History Society 2017 conference! We had a great time exhibiting our books in African American intellectual history and had the chance to mingle with scholars in the field. We saw some of our authors at the conference, including Gregory Mixon, author of Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, … Continue reading African American Intellectual History Society 2017 Conference