James Monroe

“A well-crafted exposition of James Monroe’s perception of the new United States and his ideas on its place in the family of nations. A valuable contribution to our understanding of the hopes and aspirations of the founding generation for their newly created country.”—Daniel Preston, editor of The Papers of James Monroe “James Monroe has often lived … Continue reading James Monroe

Books for Black History Month

As we commemorate Black History Month, we'd like to share a reading list of our recent books on African American history and culture. Our new books include a groundbreaking continental view of fugitive slave migration, a study of the impact of Marcus Garvey's black nationalist philosophy around the world and across the twentieth century, a biography of civil rights advocate … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Florida History Books for the Holidays

Struggling to find a gift for everyone on your shopping list? Check out these Florida history books for all of the history enthusiasts in your life! Use code XM18 for discount prices plus $1 per book shipping. Orders over $50 receive a free UPF tote bag while supplies last. Sale ends December 17, 2018. Drawn to the … Continue reading Florida History Books for the Holidays

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

Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

“This superb collection of essays highlights the continent-wide diversity of ‘spaces of freedom’ sought out by fugitive slaves in North America. It brilliantly evokes the motives and strategies, risks and experiences of thousands who ventured routes of refuge beyond the ‘drinking gourd’ that led to the North.”—Sydney Nathans, author of A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, … Continue reading Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Reconsidering Southern Labor History

"This collection impresses with its chronological sweep, diverse subject matter, and fresh perspectives on southern labor history. It not only affirms the relevance of the southern working-class experience but also enhances our understanding of the broader contours of labor and working-class history."—Robert Bussel, author of Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class … Continue reading Reconsidering Southern Labor History

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