“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The Quest for Unpublished Photos of Apollo 11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 The answer likely … Continue reading The Quest for Unpublished Photos of Apollo 11

The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This month, Brazil is hosting the South American football championship, better known as the Copa América. First held in 1916, the Copa América is the oldest continental football competition in the world, and this year’s edition … Continue reading The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

Art Levy Remembers Patrick Smith

Written by Art Levy, author of Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State   Sitting one-on-one across a table from someone, asking questions, listening to the answers, asking more questions, that’s my journalistic comfort zone. My University Press of Florida book—Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other … Continue reading Art Levy Remembers Patrick Smith

Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING ORGANIZED RACIAL VIOLENCE by Margaret M. Mulrooney, author of Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina As a historian, I’m amazed by the correlations between today’s political climate and that of a century ago. Voter suppression and fraud? Check. Intense political partisanship? Check. Paramilitary violence against civilians, intensified white supremacist activity, … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Read on for an excerpt from Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles. As a longtime diver and underwater photographer, Wes Skiles saw the impacts of pollution and resource exploitation on Florida’s springs firsthand. He went head to head with scientists and government officials who dismissed his observations of water movement through the … Continue reading Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border

In the Q&A below, UPF author Carl Lindskoog (Detain and Punish) talks to fellow UPF authors April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram about their new collection, Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies. This volume shows that although Haiti and the Dominican Republic share an island and a complicated history, there is … Continue reading Authors in Conversation: Rethinking the Haiti‒Dominican Republic Border