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

Slavery behind the Wall

"A significant contribution in Caribbean archaeology. Singleton weaves archaeological and documentary evidence into a compelling narrative of the lives of the enslaved at Santa Ana de Biajacas."—Patricia Samford, author of Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginia "Presents results of the first historical archaeology in Cuba by an American archaeologist since the … Continue reading Slavery behind the Wall

The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

"A thorough and thoughtful analysis of the material dimensions of life along the color line. The collection helps us reimagine the ways race has shaped the apparently prosaic landscapes of the various reaches of the Northeast."—Paul Mullins, author of The Archaeology of Consumer Culture "A fantastic collection of cases and an amazing cross section of … Continue reading The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

“Deftly uses the available parish registers to document the stages of the coming of African men and women to Puerto Rico in the eighteenth century and reveals patterns of family formation and bonds of solidarity among the African slaves and with the rest of society.”—Fernando Pico, author of Puerto Rico Remembered “An exceptionally well researched, … Continue reading Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

Ancestors of Worthy Life

This title and all historical archaeology titles are currently discounted in our Conference on Historical & Underwater Archaeology sale. Use code CHUA15 at checkout. Today we publish Teresa S. Moyer's Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare. The newest title in our Cultural Heritage Studies Series, Ancestors of Worthy Life examines historic preservation at Baltimore's Mount … Continue reading Ancestors of Worthy Life

A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

"A compelling story of how alienated people found refuge in the alien landscape of the Great Dismal Swamp."---Randall H. McGuire, author of Archaeology as Political Action "These communities represent a largely unrecognized, alternative declaration of independence. They are a part of world history that is truly revolutionary."---Mark P. Leone, author of The Archaeology of Liberty … Continue reading A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

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