“Ambitious and convincing. This is the first examination of the role of European immigrants in the most southern of U.S. cities and the way that they and their ethnic children conformed to or dissented from the norms of the dominant white Southern culture.”—Walter D. Kamphoefner, author of The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri “Demonstrates the … Continue reading Unequal Freedoms
“Stefani redefines the proverbial ‘southern lady’ with a close look at over fifty white, anti-racist women. Concentrating on traits that linked these women across two generations, Unlikely Dissenters provides the first comprehensive study of how these southern women both employed and destroyed a stereotype.”—Gail S. Murray, editor of Throwing Off the Cloak of Privilege “Presents … Continue reading Unlikely Dissenters
"This wide-ranging volume reminds us consistently that the U.S. South has always been an invention but one that exerts uncanny mobility across multiple borders and histories."—Melanie Benson Taylor, author of Reconstructing the Native South: American Indian Literature and the Lost Cause "The quality and variety of the essays, the intelligent introduction, the rich topic, and … Continue reading Creating and Consuming the American South
Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!
In honor of last month’s Southern Historical Association meeting, we are proud to present a lineup of titles in Southern History published by the University Press of Florida in the past year. We displayed these titles at our booth just a few weeks ago at the SHA meeting in Atlanta. The Year in Review: … Continue reading Southern Historical Association 2014
Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War William B. Lees and Frederick P. Gaske One hundred and fifty years ago, Florida was shaken by battle, blockade, economic deprivation, and the death of native sons both within and far outside its borders. Today, tributes to the valor and sacrifice of Florida's soldiers, sailors, and … Continue reading Recalling Deeds Immortal
When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont Evan P. Bennett In When Tobacco Was King, Evan Bennett examines the agriculture of tobacco, the South's original staple crop. Advances in technology and shifts in labor and farming policy have altered the way of life for tobacco farmers, but rather than putting an … Continue reading When Tobacco Was King