New Paperback Release: The Denmark Vesey Affair

Choice Outstanding Academic Title  “Aims to prove that even if the revolt itself didn’t actually happen, the plot did exist, and that it was the most sophisticated collective plot against slavery in the U.S.”—Time  “A truly invaluable collocation of documents. Highly Recommended.”—Choice  “Presents a panoply of documents pertinent to the Vesey conspiracy’s origins, unraveling, and aftermath … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Denmark Vesey Affair

The Letters of Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez

“Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez are martyrs of the Dominican struggle against tyranny and oppression, but they were also two human beings deeply in love with each other. Through this superb and careful translation of their letters and the powerful evocations of their daughter, Heather Hennes brings to the English-speaking public this very necessary book. … Continue reading The Letters of Minerva Mirabal and Manolo Tavárez

New Paperback Release: Sacraments of Memory

“An incisive account of Catholicism’s presence within the post-1960s genre of the neo-slave narrative and its long-standing history in the African-American literary tradition. . . . Salius’ work truly inaugurates a new sub-field in African-American literary criticism, one that reimagines a multi-disciplinary, trans-historical, and cross-genre approach to U.S. Catholicism and the literature of slavery.”—Christianity and … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Sacraments of Memory

Introducing Our New NEH SHARP Student Assistants

We’re pleased to introduce our new student assistants, Ivette Rodriguez and Chad Lobo Munteanu. They join us for our “Exploring Diverse Stories of America through Humanities Publishing” initiative, part of the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Our sincere thanks to University of Florida’s African American … Continue reading Introducing Our New NEH SHARP Student Assistants

New Paperback Release: Cuba’s Digital Revolution

“The most comprehensive English-language compendium on the contemporary aspects of Cuban internet practices, material forms, policies, and histories. . . . An instantly valuable resource.”—NACLA Report on the Americas  “Weaves together themes of dispute, repression, social activism, and ideology to illustrate the Cuban society of today where the official narrative silences the alternative discourse and … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Cuba’s Digital Revolution

The Cuban Sandwich

“An excellent, approachable resource on Cuban history told through the complexities of a beloved food item. Highly recommended for foodies and history buffs.”—Library Journal, Starred Review “In this new perspective on a passionate, long-standing contest, University of South Florida academics Huse and Cruz and food writer Houck suss out the origins of the Cuban sandwich and … Continue reading The Cuban Sandwich

Webinar: Race, Environment, Culture, and Political Ecology across the Americas

Join the University Press of Florida for the second event in a series on race and diasporic culture in the Americas. This event series is made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Moderator: Joel CorreiaCenter for Latin American Studies, University of … Continue reading Webinar: Race, Environment, Culture, and Political Ecology across the Americas

Healthcare in Latin America

“Bridges a significant gap in scholarship focused on healthcare in Latin America. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the essays demonstrate the significant role healthcare and public health programs played in the construction of nation-states, identity, international relations, migration, and dissemination of scientific knowledge throughout Latin America.”—Heather McCrea, author of Diseased Relations: Epidemics, Public Health, and State-Building in … Continue reading Healthcare in Latin America

Intern Guest Post: The Importance of Marketing and Promotion

Written by Prajakta Gupte, NEH SHARP graduate student assistant, Spring and Summer 2022 I had the fantastic opportunity to work with the Marketing Department at the University Press of Florida. I was hired as a Graduate Assistant under the NEH SHARP grant. One of the main reasons I wanted to work at the Press was … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: The Importance of Marketing and Promotion

New Paperback Release: Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

“Details the slow rise of Afro-Brazilian political organization in Salvador, the majority-black capital of Brazil’s Bahia state, and sets it within such change in Brazil and the African diaspora. . . . Contributes to comparative studies of the rise of black consciousness. . . . Recommended.”—Choice “Synthesizes the great complexity of the history of what … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil