Africa in Florida

Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State Edited by Amanda B. Carlson and Robin Poynor We're excited to showcase this beautiful new book! Full of vibrant artwork, poems, photographs, maps, and descriptions of music and dance, Africa in Florida looks at the countless ways immigrants from Africa have impacted Florida’s … Continue reading Africa in Florida

The Christmas Carol Blues: Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. guest post

  Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. is an independent scholar whose writing focuses on the cultural history of American popular music. He currently lives with his wife Elizabeth and nine cats in Appomattox, Virginia. His forthcoming book, Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs, is due out from UPF in Fall 2013.   At … Continue reading The Christmas Carol Blues: Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. guest post