Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

“Powerfully illustrates that Bahia has a vibrant black political history worthy of documentation, re-centering the scholarship on race and politics to the northeast where the black population is the majority.”—Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, author of Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil . “English-language work has rarely paid such attention to … Continue reading Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Today we are proud to announce the publication of The Failure of Term Limits in Florida, by Kathryn A. DePalo. The Failure of Term Limits in Florida is a tour de force examination of the unintended and surprising consequences of the new incumbency advantage in the Sunshine State. In 1992, Florida voters approved an amendment to … Continue reading The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Conservative Hurricane

Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida Matthew T. Corrigan Few governors in modern history have altered the balance of power in their states as fundamentally as Jeb Bush did in Florida. Both hailed and reviled as the most consequential governor to be sworn into office in Tallahassee, Bush radically--and perhaps permanently--changed the dynamics of … Continue reading Conservative Hurricane

The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch

The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch by Gregory S. Taylor “Incisive, provocative, thoughtful, jargon-free, a good read.”—Daniel Leab, author of I Was a Communist for the FBI After fifteen years of devoted service, Paul Crouch left the Communist Party as public perceptions of Communism shifted in the years following … Continue reading The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch

Conservative Bias

Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party by Bryan Hardin Thrift Learn how a media mastermind harnessed the emerging power of the household television to lay the foundation for the modern conservative movement. Although the South used to be a Democratic stronghold, Jesse Helms’ TV programming … Continue reading Conservative Bias

Now Available: New Books for December and January

The University Press of Florida is pleased to announce the publication of seven new books: Florida Sinkholes: Science and Policy By Robert Brinkmann Danger lurks beneath Florida’s tropical surface. This fascinating book is a comprehensive guide to understanding how sinkholes form and what to do about them.           Kongo across the … Continue reading Now Available: New Books for December and January

LBJ – The Right Man, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Interview with Sylvia Ellis author of Freedom’s Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights Available now, Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights is an eye-opening study of the southern president who came to be a seminal figure of the civil rights movement.  University Press of Florida (UPF): When did you know that you wanted to write this … Continue reading LBJ – The Right Man, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Award Winners!

Congratulations to Michele Wehrwein Albion, author of The Quotable Henry Ford and winner of the 2013 Henry Ford Heritage Association Book Award! The award is given to those who exemplify the HFHA mission statement: "To foster interest in the life and accomplishments of Henry Ford, and to preserve and interpret the landmarks associated with his … Continue reading Award Winners!

Chile’s First Female President up for Re-Election: Gregory Weeks & Silvia Borzutzky Guest Post

Bringing Back Bachelet by Gregory Weeks and Silvia Borzutzky It appears increasingly likely that Michelle Bachelet will be elected as president of Chile, a position she held from 2006-2010. Here, the co-authors of The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile provide useful insights into the immediate and often overlooked political challenges that Bachelet will face. Gregory … Continue reading Chile’s First Female President up for Re-Election: Gregory Weeks & Silvia Borzutzky Guest Post

The Pope and the Dirty War – David Sheinin Examines the Evidence

Broad speculation has surrounded the new Pope, Francis I, and his connection to the Argentinian Dirty War. Author David Sheinin's book, Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War, examines how Argentine civilians and foreign powers ignored and even abetted the state's vicious crimes against humanity. Here, he gives his own perspective on the dispute … Continue reading The Pope and the Dirty War – David Sheinin Examines the Evidence