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

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Paddling to Werowocomoco: Powhatan History Before Pocahontas

"I realized that landscape—the spaces where we dwell, the places we recognize, and the pathways in between—offered a way to tie the Werowocomoco excavations to this deep history."   In this special guest post, anthropologist Martin Gallivan tells us about a kayaking adventure with his son that inspired him to write a new book about … Continue reading Paddling to Werowocomoco: Powhatan History Before Pocahontas

Dark and Deep: Encountering the Cold War through Archaeology

Written by Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold War . It was a late November in St. Paul, Minnesota. Under a snow-dusted suburban backyard, in the darkness of a former Cold War fallout shelter, I stood ankle-deep in ice-cold water. The water was slowly soaking through my hiking boots and wicking its … Continue reading Dark and Deep: Encountering the Cold War through Archaeology

Spring Review Roundup

Our books are blossoming with praise and positive reviews this spring! Enjoy just a few highlights from this season below.   Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century  By Leslie Kemp Poole “Makes significant contributions to the broader fields of American history and environmental history by continually placing the actions of … Continue reading Spring Review Roundup

Q & A With Robert S. Voss, Editor of A Pioneer Son at Sea

Filled with colorful personalities and fascinating fishing stories, A Pioneer Son at Sea: Fishing Tales of Old Florida recounts the early fishing days of celebrated marine biologist Gilbert Voss as he travels up and down both coasts of Florida throughout the Great Depression and World War II. The book is edited by Voss's son Robert, who is … Continue reading Q & A With Robert S. Voss, Editor of A Pioneer Son at Sea

March 2016 Paperback Releases

. In Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down author Bill DeYoung tells the story of the worst ship-bridge collision in U.S. history. . . An intimately detailed account of this disaster, its victims and the survivors, the legal aftermath, as well as a complete history of the bridge, … Continue reading March 2016 Paperback Releases

Excavating Memory

"A rounded overview of historical and sociocultural approaches to memory that offers a series of interesting and compelling case studies with good global coverage."—Andrew Jones, author of Prehistoric Materialities "Contests constructions of collective memory, the political uses of memory, and the sensory and mnemonic roles played by materials in this process. Excavating Memory is as … Continue reading Excavating Memory