State of Defiance

NEW! State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties by Judith G. Poucher The Johns Committee, a product of the red scare in Florida, grabbed headlines and destroyed lives. Led by state Senator Charley Johns, this group was formed in 1956 to unearth communist tendencies, homosexual persuasions, and anything they saw as subversive … Continue reading State of Defiance

Nation within a Nation

Now available! Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government Edited by Glenn Feldman “These essays show the complexity, hypocrisy, and, yes, perversion in this tortured relationship.”—Orville Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln From the Constitutional Convention to the Civil War to the civil rights movement, the South has exerted … Continue reading Nation within a Nation

Monumental Dreams: The Life and Sculpture of Ann Norton

"They were two people who didn't seem to fit together. But the shy, determined Ann Weaver and the rich, gregarious Ralph Norton shared one thing - a passionate love of art. . . . A relationship slowly developed, one that was to forever alter the cultural landscape of Palm Beach County. After all, their names … Continue reading Monumental Dreams: The Life and Sculpture of Ann Norton

New books for April!

We are pleased to announce the publication of four brand-new books in literature and archaeology: The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention by Sonja Stephenson Watson Fresh from the printer, this book was a huge success at the University of Florida’s Conference of the Center for Latin American Studies … Continue reading New books for April!

Uncommonly Savage

New from the University Press of Florida! Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States by Paul D. Escott “Reminds us that both losers and victors often had powerful motives to remember—and to forget.”—Caroline E. Janney, author of Remembering the Civil War Spain and the United States both experienced extremely bloody … Continue reading Uncommonly Savage

Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold

Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina By Shepherd W. McKinley From our New Perspectives on the History of the South series comes the first ever book on the role of phosphates in the South Carolina plantation economy. In this top-down, bottom-up history, Shepherd McKinley shows how phosphate … Continue reading Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold

The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch

The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch by Gregory S. Taylor “Incisive, provocative, thoughtful, jargon-free, a good read.”—Daniel Leab, author of I Was a Communist for the FBI After fifteen years of devoted service, Paul Crouch left the Communist Party as public perceptions of Communism shifted in the years following … Continue reading The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II by Cherisse Jones-Branch Despite a deeply segregated society, many women in South Carolina—both black and white—worked to change their state’s unequal racial status quo. Exploring women’s activism in the tumultuous years during and after World War II, Cherisse Jones-Branch contends that … Continue reading Crossing the Line

Conservative Bias

Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party by Bryan Hardin Thrift Learn how a media mastermind harnessed the emerging power of the household television to lay the foundation for the modern conservative movement. Although the South used to be a Democratic stronghold, Jesse Helms’ TV programming … Continue reading Conservative Bias

The Intriguing, Paradoxical Zephaniah Kingsley Jr.: Q&A with Daniel Schafer

An Interview with  Daniel L. Schafer author of Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator “A visit to Kingsley Plantation… convinced me that this was a topic of national and international importance that had somehow escaped scholarly attention.’” – Daniel L. Schafer DANIEL L. SCHAFER Professor of History Emeritus and … Continue reading The Intriguing, Paradoxical Zephaniah Kingsley Jr.: Q&A with Daniel Schafer