A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Revised and Expanded Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Now in Paper: The History of Florida

Praise for the previous edition: “A major new history.”—Miami Herald  “A jewel.”—Tallahassee Democrat “The standard reference.”—Orlando Sentinel   “Florida is as much a state of mind as it is a slice of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. … Florida could become a place of civic texture if we understand its … Continue reading Now in Paper: The History of Florida

Florida Native Plant Society 2018

Last weekend, we traveled to Miami for the annual Florida Native Plant Society conference. We brought some of our new and best selling gardening and nature books with us, and we had a great time meeting everyone who visited us at our tables. Here are some of the books we brought to the conference: A … Continue reading Florida Native Plant Society 2018

In Season

“In Season invites readers to experience magic in unexpected places. These essays are heartfelt and heartbreaking, incisive and celebratory and funny. They capture the wild and rollicking heart of a state that’s changing faster than any other.”—Ana Maria Spagna, author of Reclaimers “Smart, provocative, vivid, and lively, these essays suggest that ‘sense of place’ is crucial context … Continue reading In Season

Son of Real Florida

From the winner of the Florida Humanities Council 2018 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing And the recipient of a Florida Department of State 2018 Florida Folk Heritage Award This book is available at a discount price through April 30, 2018. To order, visit our website and use code REALFL at checkout.   "Nobody writes about the real … Continue reading Son of Real Florida

Florida’s Lost Galleon

“This much-anticipated book gives us a thorough and extremely readable account of Tristán de Luna’s tragic expedition to Florida. It is also a fascinating story of how these long-lost shipwrecks are found and excavated.”—Kathleen Deagan, coauthor of Fort Mose: Colonial America’s Black Fortress of Freedom “Exciting and gripping. This wonderful book tells the story of the … Continue reading Florida’s Lost Galleon

Florida’s Other Courts

"A captivating read of methods outside the courts established under Article V of Florida's Constitution that address the varied, persistent need we have for the administration of justice. An unexpected and intriguing view of Florida's 'other courts.'"—Kenneth B. Bell, former Florida Supreme Court Justice "Addresses fascinating aspects of obtaining justice in Florida: both historical court … Continue reading Florida’s Other Courts