Leprosy

“Highly original, informative, and comprehensive. Roberts describes what we know about the natural history, genetics, biological, and medical aspects of infection with M. leprae; provides a detailed global history of leprosy in human populations through a synthesis of the historical and bioarchaeological literature; and encourages us to consider the biocultural and social implications of this often … Continue reading Leprosy

Case Studies in Suburban Sustainability

“Using diverse theories and methods by scholars across many disciplines, this volume addresses critical social and environmental issues such as climate change and sustainable land and water management.”—Heejun Chang, Portland State University “By presenting the material through a regional lens, this volume helps readers to understand sustainability not only in suburban settings broadly but also … Continue reading Case Studies in Suburban Sustainability

The Making of Mississippian Tradition

“A significant and important study of the interactions and influences of Cahokia with its northern neighbors, featuring the most comprehensive available description of the regionally significant Audrey site in the Lower Illinois Valley.”—Lynne P. Sullivan, coeditor of Mississippian Women “An interesting and well-written volume that provides much-needed information on the varied ways that hinterland communities adapted … Continue reading The Making of Mississippian Tradition

Sisterly Networks

“This collection of essays is a celebration and an initiation. It invites readers into a reflective appraisal of the pathbreaking work of women’s history and women historians in the South over the past fifty years.”—Jennifer Ritterhouse, author of Discovering the South: One Man’s Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s “A fine collection of essays … Continue reading Sisterly Networks

Chesterfield Smith, America’s Lawyer

One of the boldest lawyers of the twentieth century “Adkins’s fast-paced, readable biography of one of Florida’s and the nation’s most influential lawyers and public citizens is a welcome addition. No American had a greater impact on the practice of law and public affairs in America than ‘Citizen’ Smith. Adkins has provided us with a … Continue reading Chesterfield Smith, America’s Lawyer

Historical Sex Work

“This superb collection of essays brings archaeology and history together to present a deeply nuanced understanding of life in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century vice districts.”—Mara Keire, University of Oxford “Presents a range of innovative case studies of historical sex work through the lenses of both history and archaeology. Importantly, these essays explore aspects of … Continue reading Historical Sex Work

A Struggle for Heritage

“Offers a richly detailed and carefully analyzed picture of the lives of people who simply ‘weren’t there’ according to the usual stories we tell ourselves about the American past. In this counternarrative, archaeology not only extends the existing archive, but also provides the basis for a penetrating critique of that archive and its gaps. A … Continue reading A Struggle for Heritage

Alfred Hair

The undervalued force behind the Highwaymen phenomenon “Monroe’s collection stuns, a brilliant portrait of a young artist who died before witnessing his impact on a generation of regional artists and art collectors.”—Publishers Weekly “Hair’s story is fascinating. The themes Monroe discusses are relevant to today’s sociopolitical climate as we further evaluate our sense of place … Continue reading Alfred Hair

Florida’s Healing Waters

A colorful look at a forgotten era of Florida tourism “Kilby’s compelling narrative along with the captivating images made me want to pack my bags and hit the back roads in search of the state’s healing waters.”—Lu Vickers, coauthor of Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs “An expertly researched work that combines exquisite … Continue reading Florida’s Healing Waters

Fall 2020 Paperback Releases

Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506 by Victor Andres Triay “Makes a valuable contribution by righting a wrong from the perspective of the men and women whose lives the invasion forever changed. . . . Triay’s book . . . captures the views and experiences of an entire generation.”—Miami Herald “Triay . … Continue reading Fall 2020 Paperback Releases