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

Finding Balanchine’s Lost Ballets

“A complete and lively account of what it is to envision and stage an important lost ballet. Based on assiduous research, professional dance acumen, and creative imagination, it reads like an adventure story.”—Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, dance reconstructionists, Ballets Old & New“A fascinating blueprint for how a ‘lost’ ballet can be brought back to … Continue reading Finding Balanchine’s Lost Ballets

The Valkyries’ Loom

“An impressive presentation of Viking Age and medieval textile production in the North Atlantic, especially in Iceland and Greenland. All aspects have been examined: methods of spinning, weaving, dates, yarn, contemporary climate, as well as who did the work and for what purpose.”—Birgitta Linderoth Wallace, author of Westward Vikings: The Saga of L’Anse Aux Meadows “Hayeur … Continue reading The Valkyries’ Loom

Tampa

“Gálvez’s fresh, vivid, personal, and direct prose is a delight to read. We travel in time with these spontaneous writings, and we can feel the pain and the endurance of Cuban émigrés and patriots in nineteenth-century Tampa longing for their Patria.”—Madeline Cámara Betancourt, author of Cuban Women Writers: Imagining a Matria   “Gálvez opens an important … Continue reading Tampa

Ordinary Masochisms

“Offers a series of provocative readings of ‘everyday masochisms’ across the nineteenth and twentieth century. Rather than defining this as a ‘perversion,’ Mitchell reveals the sheer mundanity of masochism, expressed in courtship rituals, marriage, religious worship, school, and the workplace. In doing so, Mitchell uncovers the paradoxically painful pleasures of the reading experience itself.”—Sarah Parker, … Continue reading Ordinary Masochisms

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