Dancing in Blackness

"Osumare has engaged with black dance as performer, choreographer, educator, arts administrator, researcher, and activist in the United States, Africa, and Europe, and through multiple careers. In this equal parts memoir, autoethnography, history, encyclopedic catalog, and sociocultural analysis, she traces her activities from the 1960s through the late 1990s, as she becomes a tenacious advocate … Continue reading Dancing in Blackness

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

New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

“This is the only known slave memoir from Florida . . . A fine addition to slave narrative reading lists.”—Library Journal “Griffin intersperses Sitiki’s account with commentary that places this extraordinary narrative into historical context, noting the scarcity of slave narratives—particularly slaves born in Africa.”—Booklist “The publication of a heretofore unknown slave narrative is significant, … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books

Throughout the past year, our authors have received due recognition for their labors of love. Below, we celebrate a year of reviews in top publications across the country for our wide ranging collection of titles, from cookbooks and history to photography and sports. Take a look at why these books have caught the attention of some … Continue reading 2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books

October Review Roundup: Authoberfest

As fall rolls along, our authors continue to impress with their stunning books. Over 100 news stories and magazine articles talked about our books with great excitement. With all of these reviews and tons of author events, October turned into something of an Authoberfest. We celebrate just some highlights below.     “From intimate wildlife close-ups … Continue reading October Review Roundup: Authoberfest

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

September Review Roundup: Autumn Adventures

With autumn's arrival, our authors' works have caught the attention of reviewers seeking adventure. Whether encouraging outdoor recreation, guiding indoor activities, or simply providing an escape, our books offer just what everyone's looking for this fall: a taste of nature, a bit of history, and a whole lot of inspiration. Below we've highlighted just a … Continue reading September Review Roundup: Autumn Adventures