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?

Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

"Deftly unravels the complex historical interrelationships of race, color, class, economics, and environment in the Colonial Bahamas. An invaluable study for scholars who conduct comparative research on the British Caribbean."--Rosalyn Howard, author of Black Seminoles in the Bahamas "Saunders is to be commended for a scholarly study that prominently features the non-white majority in the … Continue reading Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

“Smart, insightful, subtle, provocative, counterintuitive, and often contrarian, vigorously argued, learned, comprehensive, historically rooted, in short, a great read. Maingot invites readers to think on their own; Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism is an intellectual feast.”—Jorge I. Dominguez, Harvard University “A stunning book, a must-read for anyone interested in the development and … Continue reading Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Contrary Destinies

"Provides a wealth of information about the nature of American occupations in Haiti that can be useful to Latin American historians and political scientists interested in international relations between the United States and other countries in the region."--Leslie G. Desmangles, author of The Faces of the Gods: Vodou and Roman Catholicism in Haiti "Unpacks the … Continue reading Contrary Destinies

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors! . Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination by Rosamond King has won the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize for the best book about the Caribbean. . . . . Simone James Alexander has won the 2015 … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Sherds of History

This title and all historical archaeology titles are currently discounted in our Conference on Historical & Underwater Archaeology sale. Use code CHUA15 at checkout. Today we proudly publish Myriam Arcangeli's Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe.  "If pots could talk, their most interesting stories would be about ceramic cultures," says Arcangeli in the opening of her book. Ceramics … Continue reading Sherds of History

Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

NEW! Immigration and National Identities in Latin America Edited by Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel “This groundbreaking study examines the connection between what are arguably the two most distinguishing phenomena of the modern world: the unprecedented surges in global mobility and in the creation of politically bounded spaces and identities.”—Jose C. Moya, author of Cousins … Continue reading Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

The Peace of Blue

The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys Bill Belleville According to Carl Hiaasen, Bill Belleville “writes gorgeously and straight from the heart.” In The Peace of Blue, the documentarian and nature writer guides you on a lyrical journey to the natural places in Florida and the Caribbean that have been forged and shaped by water. He … Continue reading The Peace of Blue

African Diasporic Women’s Narratives

African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship by Simone A. James Alexander “Brilliant. A must-read for those interested in women's writing today.”—Renée Larrier, Rutgers University Focusing on the female body in the writing of Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, and Grace Nichols, this book challenges the stereotypes associated with black female … Continue reading African Diasporic Women’s Narratives