NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

“Shines new light on a variety of civil rights topics within aerospace history.”—Steven Moss, coauthor of We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program   “The essays in this useful volume present a nice blend of social, cultural, and political history that provides new and exciting insights into the intersection of race … Continue reading NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

“An original portrait of a largely unheralded African American political and civil rights leader in the first half of the twentieth century. Young draws from an impressive range of primary and secondary sources to provide a much-needed biography of this important figure.”—Elizabeth Gritter, author of River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865–1954 … Continue reading Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Fall 2018 Paperback Releases

Everglades Patrol By Tom Shirley “In his 30 years patrolling the Everglades, former wildlife officer Tom Shirley saw his share of panthers and poachers. But it’s his tales of tangling with alligators that really gets your skin crawling. . . . When it comes to the Everglades, few people share Shirley’s knowledge and perspective.”—Tampa Bay Times … Continue reading Fall 2018 Paperback Releases

The Shadow of Selma

“Deftly interrogates the past, present, and future of race and justice in the United States through the lens of the Selma campaign’s various meanings and legacies.”—John A. Kirk, author of Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940–1970   The Shadow of Selma provides a comprehensive assessment of the 1965 civil rights campaign, the … Continue reading The Shadow of Selma

The Revolution That Failed

"In this provocative work of political history, Fairclough unequivocally declares that post–Civil War Reconstruction didn’t achieve its goal. . . . Fairclough’s book is a chilling reminder of how some Americans willingly perverted the democracy they claimed to treasure so they could uphold white supremacy."—Publishers Weekly “A masterful and revelatory examination of Reconstruction populated by a … Continue reading The Revolution That Failed

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