Everybody’s Problem

“Offers a new interpretation of the war on poverty by demonstrating the centrality of moderate local leadership (both white and black) in launching and operating antipoverty programs.”—Marisa Chappell, author of The War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America   “Hawkins has done a remarkable job of mining the sources and reconstructing the reality … Continue reading Everybody’s Problem

The Archaeology of Utopian and Intentional Communities

“Engaging. Kozakavich offers a compelling argument about the significant place of intentional communities in the American experience and beyond.”—Lu Ann De Cunzo, coeditor of Unlocking the Past: Celebrating Historical Archaeology in North America   “A fascinating read, providing a thorough introduction for the uninitiated and new perspectives for established followers. Her detailed work on the Kaweah … Continue reading The Archaeology of Utopian and Intentional Communities

American Interventions and Modern Art in South America

“An important work that offers a compelling narrative charting the deployment of art within the framework of U.S. and South American relations during an intense historical moment whose aftereffects reverberate to this day.”—Alejandro Anreus, author of Luis Cruz Azaceta “A comprehensive study about how and why U.S. agencies and institutions launched programs involving Latin American visual … Continue reading American Interventions and Modern Art in South America

Creole Clay

“Artfully combines personal narrative, ethno­graphic insight, and an artisan’s treatise on material culture and production techniques to bring quotidian Caribbean ceramic wares to life as material expressions of cultural adaptation and markers of the region’s socio-economic history.”—Michael R. McDonald, author of Food Culture in Central America   “Weaves a complex history that links the Ca­ribbean with … Continue reading Creole Clay

New Open Books Series Offers Free Classic Works on Florida and the Caribbean

The LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of the University of Florida Press and the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, is proud to announce the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series. This series makes available for free 39 classic out of print books on the region under an Open Access model. It is funded by … Continue reading New Open Books Series Offers Free Classic Works on Florida and the Caribbean

Between Washington and Du Bois

"Resurrects from the annals of history James Edward Shepard, one of the most understudied yet important black college administrators and race leaders of the twentieth century. Ellis recounts how Shepard successfully navigated the halls of power within both black and white circles to fund his institution, and in doing so, Ellis challenges the notion that … Continue reading Between Washington and Du Bois

Borderland Narratives

“Breathes new life into the borderlands debate by reinforcing that ‘borderlands’ are more than mere locations—they are also imagined spaces and metaphorical tools with which scholars can explore the commonalities of human experiences across time and place.”—Kristo fer Ray, author of Middle Tennessee, 1775–1825: Progress and Popular Democracy on the Southwestern Frontier “Offers a wide-ranging … Continue reading Borderland Narratives