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

Dixie’s Daughters, with a New Preface

Southern Association for Women Historians Julia Cherry Spruill Prize “The definitive history of the UDC.”—Daily Beast “Highlights the central role the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) played in creating and sustaining the myth of the Lost Cause in early-twentieth-century southern culture.”—Choice “This younger generation of white southern women was committed to the public vindication … Continue reading Dixie’s Daughters, with a New Preface

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