On the 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

On this day in 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Florida. The hurricane overwhelmed South Florida, requiring local, state, and federal emergency responses—in the middle of the 1992 primary election season. The Politics of Disaster shows how elected officials adjusted their strategies and activities in the wake of the storm. Sifting through the post-Andrew election … Continue reading On the 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered

“An exceptionally fine collection that distills the very latest writing on midtwentieth-century U.S. politics and society.”—Gareth Davies, author of From Opportunity to Entitlement: The Transformation and Decline of Great Society Liberalism “Offers a diverse mix of interpretations that demonstrate how this era was often marked by intense political and cultural conflict. Rightly cautions against drawing … Continue reading The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered

Who Owns Haiti?

“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti “Directly asks the provocative question of ownership and … Continue reading Who Owns Haiti?

Making Modern Florida

“Adkins portrays a major turning point in the development of modern Florida and has done a great job of bringing to life so many of the people who achieved this massive rewrite of our constitution.”—Talbot D’Alemberte, former president of the American Bar Association and author of The Florida State Constitution “Deftly captures the story of … Continue reading Making Modern Florida

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