A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Second Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée Island. Anta … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

Last week, the University Press of Florida traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend the 2017 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting and Conference. We had a fantastic time meeting scholars in the field and displaying our wide selection of  African American studies titles. Several of our authors attended the … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

Books for Black History Month

Browse our selection of books for Black History Month! New books explore topics including portrayals of the healthy black self in early black print culture; how slaves built an ethos of “honest labor” and collective humanism; the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service to define freedom and citizenship; and the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Known for My Work

"Demonstrates that the ‘emancipation generation’ bequeathed values, ethical frameworks, and identities to multiple ensuing generations, shaping religious, educational, and cultural institutions as well as labor and political organizations. "--Peter Rachleff, editor of Starving Amidst Too Much and Other IWW Writings on the Food Industry "Shows how far off the mark arguments are that claim that … Continue reading Known for My Work

March 2016 Paperback Releases

. In Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down author Bill DeYoung tells the story of the worst ship-bridge collision in U.S. history. . . An intimately detailed account of this disaster, its victims and the survivors, the legal aftermath, as well as a complete history of the bridge, … Continue reading March 2016 Paperback Releases

Books for Black History Month

Books for Black History Month: upf.com/bhm16 Read about the preseason before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, the lost color line in Florida’s Silver Springs park, the adventures of Alabama’s legendary black outlaw, the only known slave memoir from Florida, Zora Neale Hurston’s final years, the proud heritage of Miami’s black community, the unsung heroines … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

“This is the only known slave memoir from Florida . . . A fine addition to slave narrative reading lists.”—Library Journal “Griffin intersperses Sitiki’s account with commentary that places this extraordinary narrative into historical context, noting the scarcity of slave narratives—particularly slaves born in Africa.”—Booklist “The publication of a heretofore unknown slave narrative is significant, … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave