The Archaeology Of Right Now

By Chelsea Rose, coeditor of Chinese Diaspora Archaeology in North America This article first appeared in the May/June issue of the Jefferson Journal. I am writing this in mid-April, roughly a month into extreme social distancing measures. As I write, I am watching a pair of Steller’s jays outside my makeshift office (formerly known as the … Continue reading The Archaeology Of Right Now

COVID-19 and the Value of Greenways

By Charles A. Flink, author of The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future This book is available at a discount price and free shipping through June 21. Order here and use code UPF75. During the past 60 days of our shelter-in-place lifestyle, we have learned how valuable parks, greenways, and green spaces … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Value of Greenways

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

6 Ways You Can Help Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation

As part of the eighth annual University Press Week, we are highlighting the work of Carl Lindskoog, author of Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World’s Largest Immigration Detention System. This year's UP Week theme—“Read. Think. Act.”—emphasizes the role that scholarly publishers play in moving national and international conversations forward on … Continue reading 6 Ways You Can Help Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation

“The Last Resort” Film Features UPF Author Gary Monroe

The photography of UPF author Gary Monroe is featured in The Last Resort, a documentary film celebrating a community of Jewish retirees that made their home in the sunburned paradise of Miami Beach in the 1970s. Here, Gary Monroe tells us the story behind the film and remembers his collaborator Andy Sweet (1953–1982), whose work … Continue reading “The Last Resort” Film Features UPF Author Gary Monroe

The Quest for Unpublished Photos of Apollo 11

By J. L. Pickering, coauthor of Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments This book is available at a discount price through July 31, 2019, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Order here and use code APOLLO. How many photos of an historical event are “enough”? The answer likely … Continue reading The Quest for Unpublished Photos of Apollo 11