Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

“Smart, insightful, subtle, provocative, counterintuitive, and often contrarian, vigorously argued, learned, comprehensive, historically rooted, in short, a great read. Maingot invites readers to think on their own; Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism is an intellectual feast.”—Jorge I. Dominguez, Harvard University “A stunning book, a must-read for anyone interested in the development and … Continue reading Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Challenge and Change

“A sweeping study of the distaff side of anti-communism/anti-government conspiracy politics.”—Eileen Boris, coeditor of The Practice of U.S. Women’s History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues “Benowitz shows how the conservative women of the 1950s helped to lay the foundation for the ‘New Right.’”—Mary C. Brennan, author of Pat Nixon: Embattled First Lady       . … Continue reading Challenge and Change

George Merrick, Son of the South Wind

“The reader is left breathless by the whirlwind achievements of master suburban planner and visionary George Merrick, so excellently written and documented. George Merrick, Son of the South Wind takes us on Merrick’s journey through pastoral grapefruit groves to a meticulous and innovative Coral Gables and its melancholy conclusion.”—Howard Kleinberg, former editor of the Miami … Continue reading George Merrick, Son of the South Wind

Mary Edwards Bryan

“Sheds new light on one of the nineteenth century South’s most accomplished yet understudied writers. Brown and River’s study of Mary Edwards Bryan presents some of her best writings within the context of her time.”—James M. Denham, coeditor of Echoes from a Distant Frontier: The Brown Sisters’ Correspondence from Antebellum Florida “A lost writer of … Continue reading Mary Edwards Bryan

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

Tokaido Texts and Tales

"These innovative prints have been considered one of the most seminal series from the era. Tokaido Texts and Tales investigates the sources of the legends, folklore, and fictional stories told in these prints, and persuasively foregrounds the creativity of the printmakers."--Natsu Oyobe, associate curator of Asian art, University of Michigan Museum of Art "A wonderful addition … Continue reading Tokaido Texts and Tales

Mission Control

“We have all seen NASA’s mission control centers at moments of both triumph and tragedy. Johnson makes a significant contribution to spaceflight history by analyzing their pivotal role.”—Roger Launius, associate director for collections and curatorial affairs, National Air and Space Museum “Addresses a critical yet neglected topic in the history of space exploration, namely the … Continue reading Mission Control

Impossible Returns

“Soulfully researched and elegantly written, the personal and the critical converge into a reading of Cuban American memoirs by ‘one-and-a-halfers,’ those in a generation who left the island in childhood and early adolescence.”—Eliana S. Rivero, author of Discursos desde la diáspora  “Timely and salient. In addition to tracing the trajectory of narratives of return, this … Continue reading Impossible Returns