“Stefani redefines the proverbial ‘southern lady’ with a close look at over fifty white, anti-racist women. Concentrating on traits that linked these women across two generations, Unlikely Dissenters provides the first comprehensive study of how these southern women both employed and destroyed a stereotype.”—Gail S. Murray, editor of Throwing Off the Cloak of Privilege “Presents … Continue reading Unlikely Dissenters
"Since so much of Indian-European relations and the course of the American Revolution in the South pivoted on how the Creeks and British dealt with each other, illuminating that relationship is of critical importance. Juricek demonstrates an absolute mastery of the sources and a bone-deep understanding of the nuances of both Creek and British culture."—Joshua … Continue reading Endgame for Empire
"This wide-ranging volume reminds us consistently that the U.S. South has always been an invention but one that exerts uncanny mobility across multiple borders and histories."—Melanie Benson Taylor, author of Reconstructing the Native South: American Indian Literature and the Lost Cause "The quality and variety of the essays, the intelligent introduction, the rich topic, and … Continue reading Creating and Consuming the American South
As celebrations mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we are proud to present Stephen D. Engle's The War Worth Fighting, a collection of essays offering new perspectives on Abraham Lincoln’s role as president and commander-in-chief. Abraham Lincoln led our nation through its bloodiest war, abolishing slavery, vindicating democracy, and creating a blueprint for reconstruction along the way. … Continue reading The War Worth Fighting
Written by Amanda Harris, author of Fruits of Eden . Throughout his life, David Fairchild was America’s best-known plant explorer. He and a small group of other dedicated botanists, who each loved eating and traveling and swapping adventure stories, helped to transform American food. When they started their work at the end of the nineteenth … Continue reading Where in the World Does Your Food Come From?
Many Americans might be surprised to learn that some of their favorite foods are not native to North America, but were introduced a hundred years ago by one devoted group of explorers. Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters, which we are publishing this week, tells the little-known story of the botanical expeditions that revolutionized … Continue reading Fruits of Eden
Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America's Oldest City By Elsbeth "Buff" Gordon Established in 1565, more than fifty years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, St. Augustine radiates Old World charm like nowhere else in the United States. Vibrant history lurks around every corner, and the best way to … Continue reading Walking St. Augustine
Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!
NOW IN PAPERBACK! "Compelling...demands to be read in one sitting...A sobering yet gripping account of the storm's ferocity, and at the same time personalizes its consequences by making us care about the people it affected. If you are a fan of the Keys, the author's descriptions of life there in the mid-1930s will add to … Continue reading Category 5
In celebration of Black History Month, Africa in Florida and other titles are discounted. Use code BHM15 to take advantage of the sale. Filled with vibrant images of African beadwork, posters, drums, clothing, maps, and Seminoles, Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State offers readers a glimpse into the culture that has influenced not … Continue reading Africa in Florida – Now in Paperback