Sacraments of Memory

“An excellent model of the research and critical analyses that ought to inform future scholarship in African American literature and culture.”—Jerry W. Ward Jr., coeditor of The Cambridge History of African American Literature   “Brilliant and insightful. Fills a gap in the study of African American literature and religion, which has traditionally assumed a Protestant theological … Continue reading Sacraments of Memory

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

Written by Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, coeditors of The Shadow of Selma   The Trump presidency seems to have reignited popular protest in numerous ways—sometimes troubling, sometimes inspiring. We need only look to the women’s marches, the furor over the travel ban, the militant response to fascists openly marching in Charlottesville, and the … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

"A vital work: one that links and contextualizes activism in the present with over one hundred years of organizing, resisting, and rebelling against racial injustice."—Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement This volume's contributors expand the chronology and geography of the black freedom struggle beyond … Continue reading The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers

“One of the great, largely unknown stories of American history. This volume is a wonderfully evocative demonstration of something often discounted--how important law and lawyers were, and remain, in realizing the promise of full equality for all citizens.”—Kenneth W. Mack, author of Representing the Race “Filled with tales of ordinary people exhibiting extraordinary courage, Voices … Continue reading Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers

Florida’s Minority Trailblazers

"Saves a piece of Florida political history by narrating the personal stories of the state's 'minority trailblazers' from the Civil Rights Movement to the present day."--Richard E. Foglesong, author of Immigrant Prince: Mel Martinez and the American Dream "Captures Florida's ongoing political transition from a 'yellow-dog,' lily-white state to one where diversity is beginning to … Continue reading Florida’s Minority Trailblazers

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors! For The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World, Nathaniel Millett has received two new awards: the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the field of history and the Gulf South Historical Association Michael V.R. … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

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