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

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 Historical Society 2018

We brought some of our new and bestselling Florida history books with us to Sarasota last weekend for the Florida Historical Society annual conference. We were especially excited to display John Capouya's new book, Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band, winner of the Florida Historical Society's Charlton Tebeau Award this year. … Continue reading Florida Historical Society 2018

The President as American “Consumer-in-Chief”

Written by Mark H. Rose and Roger Biles, editors of The President and American Capitalism since 1945.   On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorists flew hijacked commercial jets into the Pentagon and World Trade Center towers. Approximately 3,000 Americans perished in that day’s attacks. Only weeks later, on September 27, President George W. Bush spoke … Continue reading The President as American “Consumer-in-Chief”

Queering the Redneck Riviera

“A fascinating look at queer life in the Florida Panhandle. A welcome addition to the scholarship on the queer past, queer geography, and Florida history.”—Stacy Braukman, author of Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956–1965   “Watkins shows that the queer culture that emerged on Florida’s ‘Redneck Riviera’ was unique—a fierce … Continue reading Queering the Redneck Riviera

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

Written by Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, coeditors of The Shadow of Selma   The Trump presidency seems to have reignited popular protest in numerous ways—sometimes troubling, sometimes inspiring. We need only look to the women’s marches, the furor over the travel ban, the militant response to fascists openly marching in Charlottesville, and the … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today