Key to the New World

“A splendid work of historical craftsmanship. In tone and content it offers a generally balanced survey of Cuban history through the end of the seventeenth century, and in this regard it promises to offer a very usable introductory text. The writing is accessible and thoughtful, organized around an informative and engaging narrative.”—Louis A. Pérez Jr., … Continue reading Key to the New World

More Free Classics Now Available in Open Books Series

The LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of the University of Florida Press and the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, launched the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series this past November. This series makes available for free 39 classic out of print books on the region under an Open Access model. It is funded by the … Continue reading More Free Classics Now Available in Open Books Series

Creole Clay

“Artfully combines personal narrative, ethno­graphic insight, and an artisan’s treatise on material culture and production techniques to bring quotidian Caribbean ceramic wares to life as material expressions of cultural adaptation and markers of the region’s socio-economic history.”—Michael R. McDonald, author of Food Culture in Central America   “Weaves a complex history that links the Ca­ribbean with … Continue reading Creole Clay

New Open Books Series Offers Free Classic Works on Florida and the Caribbean

The LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of the University of Florida Press and the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, is proud to announce the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series. This series makes available for free 39 classic out of print books on the region under an Open Access model. It is funded by … Continue reading New Open Books Series Offers Free Classic Works on Florida and the Caribbean

Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery

We are proud to announce the latest book in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Ripley P. Bullen Series, published by the University of Florida Press. “A significant empirical contribution to the transdisciplinary study of eighteenth-century Atlantic history and the colonial history of the Christian Church.”—Dan Hicks, author of The Garden of the World: An … Continue reading Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery

Who Owns Haiti?

“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti “Directly asks the provocative question of ownership and … Continue reading Who Owns Haiti?