The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

“This book is seminal not only for scholars and public policy makers seeking to understand the complicated clinical, political, and social role of public health nursing but also, as importantly, for those seeking to understand the racial and economic structures affecting health care in the American South.”—Patricia D’Antonio, author of Nursing with a Message: Public Health … Continue reading The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Picturing Cuba

“Compelling and relevant. Takes readers on a journey through the history of Cuban art’s significance, demonstrating how art has mirrored the cultural life of the country as well as how politics affect the production of art itself.”—Isabel Alvarez Borland, coeditor of Cuban-American Literature and Art: Negotiating Identities Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island … Continue reading Picturing Cuba

The Mariel Boatlift

“In this informative and moving work, historian Triay (Fleeing Castro) expertly explores one of the most infamous refugee crises in U.S. history. . . . This compassionate and accessible study is especially relevant given current debates surrounding immigration.”—Publishers Weekly “With the rigor of an accomplished historian and the grace of a superb storyteller, Victor Andres … Continue reading The Mariel Boatlift

The Letters of George Long Brown

“An engaging series of commentaries and vignettes about life in Florida in the antebellum period. A must-read for understanding frontier Florida.”—James G. Cusick, author of The Other War of 1812: The Patriot War and the American Invasion of Spanish East Florida “The letters of George Long Brown, a New England merchant who plied his business in … Continue reading The Letters of George Long Brown

United States Reconstruction across the Americas

“With provocative, insightful essays, this volume helps formulate the questions, approaches, and arguments that can break us out of nationalist lenses and begin to craft truly innovative histories of a crucial era in the history of the nation and of the world.”—Gregory P. Downs, author of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War “Broadens … Continue reading United States Reconstruction across the Americas

How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism

“Weaving together the stories of private conservationists, state boosters, and New Dealers, Nelson captures a pivotal moment in the development of Florida as a tourist destination. We may be surprised by the sacrifices of CCC workers or the schemes of Florida’s politicians, but readers will appreciate all the more how their efforts have preserved some … Continue reading How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism

Picturing Apollo 11

“50 years ago this July, Neil Armstrong took ‘one giant leap for mankind’ as he became the first human to step foot on the moon’s surface—and now, never-before-seen pictures provide a unique glimpse behind the profound 1969 voyage.”—Daily Mail “Across 10 well-organized chapters, the selected images capture the country’s mounting excitement; the meticulous preparation of … Continue reading Picturing Apollo 11