Spring 2019 Paperback Releases

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir by Halifu Osumare “Osumare has engaged with black dance as performer, choreographer, educator, arts administrator, researcher, and activist in the United States, Africa, and Europe, and through multiple careers. In this equal parts memoir, autoethnography, history, encyclopedic catalog, and sociocultural analysis, she traces her activities from the 1960s through the … Continue reading Spring 2019 Paperback Releases

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

Fall 2018 Paperback Releases

Everglades Patrol By Tom Shirley “In his 30 years patrolling the Everglades, former wildlife officer Tom Shirley saw his share of panthers and poachers. But it’s his tales of tangling with alligators that really gets your skin crawling. . . . When it comes to the Everglades, few people share Shirley’s knowledge and perspective.”—Tampa Bay Times … Continue reading Fall 2018 Paperback Releases

New Paperback Release: Florida Soul

Florida Historical Society Charlton Tebeau Award   “Capouya allows the singers, producers, and musicians to tell their stories in their own words and to reveal the many hours they put into practicing and rehearsing their songs to tighten their harmonies and the challenges they often faced in a racially segregated society.”—No Depression   “Entertaining and colorful … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Florida Soul

Spring 2018 Paperback Releases

Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles By Lynn Waddell “A fascinating, mind-opening read.”—The Rumpus “An intriguing guide off the beaten path for those looking to escape life’s winter blahs in any season.”—Booklist  “Travelers familiar with the Florida tourist havens of Miami Beach, Orlando, and Tampa will be … Continue reading Spring 2018 Paperback Releases

October 2017 Paperback Releases

Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida By Cathy Salustri “[Salustri] delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested interstates and explore the state’s towns and cities.”—New York Times “Across 5,000 miles of Florida back roads, Salustri shows readers the state’s hidden gems, uncovering … Continue reading October 2017 Paperback Releases

New Paperback Release: Unlikely Dissenters

“An eye-opening account of southern white women who worked to challenge racial segregation. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice   “Brings to life a small but important group of women who worked hard to change the South. . . . It will help to more fully explicate the motivation and experiences of women willing to challenge … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Unlikely Dissenters