Atlantic Passages

“Makes a fresh and compelling intervention, and provides a new theoretical framing for thinking about Liberia’s uncomfortable place in the history of American expansion.”—Bronwen Everill, author of Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia “In this original and thought-provoking study, Murray forces a reconsideration of the very ideas of race and racial identity in the … Continue reading Atlantic Passages

Finding Fairness

“A sweeping history of human societies redefined by the importance of our evolved expectation for fairness, which appears to have been just as critical to the human story as big brains, bipedalism, the capacity for language, and opposable thumbs.”—Neill J. Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida “In this magisterial and wide-ranging comparative study of … Continue reading Finding Fairness

Onstage with Martha Graham

From bomber pilot to lifelong dancer “Hodes’s voice rings clear and impeccably his own. I relish his up-close stories about Martha Graham, a creator he admired and served, and his artist’s reflections, expressed with insight and a force undiminished throughout a long and vibrant life in dance.”—Sally Hess, former codirector, Swarthmore College Dance Program “Hodes … Continue reading Onstage with Martha Graham

Revolting Things

“A bold and challenging contribution to archaeological and heritage scholarship. Mullins’s forward-thinking case studies invite readers to grapple with the prejudices, discomfort, and trauma that accompany unsettling historical experiences.”—Krysta Ryzewski, coeditor of Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action “A timely answer to an increased interest in dark heritage writ large. Mullins demonstrates … Continue reading Revolting Things

Writing the New World

“A lucid, forceful, and beautifully written study of faith, nature, and politics in the early modern Hispanic monarchy. This is an important book that urges political philosophy to deal more squarely with empire’s complicated historical relationship to ecology and knowledge.”—John Slater, author of Todos son hojas: Literatura e Historia Natural en el Barroco español   … Continue reading Writing the New World

Wage-Earning Slaves

“This book offers the first social history of ‘coartados,’ enslaved people who made partial payments towards their manumission price, in Cuba’s nineteenth-century slave society. It is a fascinating window into their everyday experiences and into the centuries-long efforts by Africans and their descendants to assert control over their lives, their bodies, and their labor.”—Alejandro de … Continue reading Wage-Earning Slaves

Univision, Telemundo, and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States

“A comprehensive, detailed, and well-written history of Spanish-language television in the United States. A must-read for anyone interested in understanding this important and growing part of U.S. media and the audiences it serves.”—Félix Gutiérrez, coauthor of Racism, Sexism, and the Media: Multicultural Issues Into the New Communications Age In the most comprehensive history of Spanish-language television … Continue reading Univision, Telemundo, and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States

Illustrated Plants of Florida and the Coastal Plain

“Significant. Provides illustrations of many plants in Florida and the southeastern United States, which are unique, novel, and generally not available for most of the species.”—Alan R. Franck, coauthor of Flora of Florida, Volume VII “A wonderful field guide to Florida plants for newcomers and longtime residents alike.”—Patti J. Anderson, botanist, Florida Department of Agriculture and … Continue reading Illustrated Plants of Florida and the Coastal Plain

The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology

“An exciting and novel contribution, emphasizing the importance of understanding that precontact groups had rich and varied histories that they shaped as active agents.”—Amanda L. Regnier, coauthor of The Ritual Landscape of Late Precontact Eastern Oklahoma: Archaeology from the WPA Era until Today “Ethridge and Bowne have assembled a collection of thought-provoking contributions by some of … Continue reading The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology