“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?
“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
“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
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: 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: 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: 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
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
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
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!