Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2018

The University Press of Florida traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, last week to attend the Association for the Study of African American Life and History annual conference. It was a great opportunity to meet with scholars and display some of our African American studies books. Several of our authors participated in the conference, including Tameka Hobbs, … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2018

October 2017 Paperback Releases

Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida By Cathy Salustri “[Salustri] delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested interstates and explore the state’s towns and cities.”—New York Times “Across 5,000 miles of Florida back roads, Salustri shows readers the state’s hidden gems, uncovering … Continue reading October 2017 Paperback Releases

Before the Pioneers

“In this riveting account, Frank moves beyond stories of recent development to uncover the deep history of a place profoundly shaped by mound-builders, slaves, raiders, and traders. This book will change the way you think about Florida history.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America “A marvelous … Continue reading Before the Pioneers

The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

“Foremost scholars of indigenous Amazonia explore the vast and interesting gap between rules and practice, demonstrating how sociocultural systems endure and even prosper due to the flexibility, creativity, and resilience of the people within them.”—Jeremy M. Campbell, author of Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon “A landmark volume and a major … Continue reading The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

Istwa across the Water

“Untwines the aesthetic, sociohistorical, and spiritual ties that bind and unbind the first black republic to the African continent.”—Gina Athena Ulysse, author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle “A nonlinear, creative, powerful reflection on history and the stories we tell about ourselves. What was disconnected is now remembered using the very tools … Continue reading Istwa across the Water

LibraryPress @ UF: The Panama Canal Museum

LibraryPress@UF, a collaboration between the University of Florida Press and the UF George A. Smathers Libraries, seeks to foster the creation, promotion, access, and preservation of research and creative works in support of teaching, research, and the public sphere. The LibraryPress@UF features content that aligns with the mission and strategic directions of the Libraries, including limited editions, … Continue reading LibraryPress @ UF: The Panama Canal Museum

Books for Black History Month

Browse our selection of books for Black History Month! New books explore topics including portrayals of the healthy black self in early black print culture; how slaves built an ethos of “honest labor” and collective humanism; the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service to define freedom and citizenship; and the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month