The Unexpected History of South Florida’s Early Naturalists

By James A. Kushlan, author of Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida's Early Naturalists The Everglades has been a large part of my entire life, beginning when I was growing up on the Little River in postwar Miami, and becoming even more so when I began studying its biology in the 1970s. The more I … Continue reading The Unexpected History of South Florida’s Early Naturalists

The Legacy of Jim Crow in Today’s Healthcare Disparities

By Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida News reports during the spring and summer months of 2020 documenting the outbreaks and deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the disproportionate occurrences in Black communities. Black Americans were not only more likely to be infected with the coronavirus … Continue reading The Legacy of Jim Crow in Today’s Healthcare Disparities

A Look at Operation Pedro Pan 60 Years Later

By Deborah Shnookal, author of Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children Despite the opening to Cuba initiated by President Obama in 2014, U.S.-Cuba relations still seem stuck in a time warp, and the airlift of 14,000 Cuban children to Miami that began almost sixty years ago remains a touchstone in this historically … Continue reading A Look at Operation Pedro Pan 60 Years Later

World Hydrography Day, the U.S. Coast Survey, and “Robert J. Walker”

By Stephen D. Nagiewicz, coauthor of "Robert J. Walker": The History and Archaeology of a U.S. Coast Survey Steamship This book is available at a discount price and free shipping as part of our SAA virtual booth. Order here and use code SAA20, valid through June 30.   Thomas Jefferson was one of our nation’s … Continue reading World Hydrography Day, the U.S. Coast Survey, and “Robert J. Walker”

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

Images from Tossed to the Wind

Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria Survivors By María T. Padilla and Nancy Rosado From author María T. Padilla: In October 2017, a month after Maria ripped through Puerto Rico as a high Category 4 hurricane, Nancy Rosado visited the island to take supplies of solar light bulbs and other material to the … Continue reading Images from Tossed to the Wind

Q&A with Charles A. Flink, author of The Greenway Imperative

The Greenway Imperative is an eye-opening journey through some of America’s most innovative landscape architecture projects, presenting inspiring examples of communities that have come together to build permanent spaces for the life-sustaining power of nature. We hope you enjoy this Q&A and extended preview of the book with author Charles A. Flink. An award-winning  author, … Continue reading Q&A with Charles A. Flink, author of The Greenway Imperative

Book Launch Video: Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Challenging the common view that Latin America has lagged behind Europe and North America in the global history of science, this new volume reveals that the region has long been a center for scientific innovation and imagination. It highlights the important relationship among science, politics, and culture in Latin American history. Due to COVID-19, volume … Continue reading Book Launch Video: Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

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