The Fight for Equality in Shared Spaces

To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville By Robert Cassanello Available Now Today’s "Occupy" movement churned up some important questions about who gets to use urban public spaces. But in fact, the same issues have haunted U.S. cities for over a hundred years. To Render Invisible takes us back to nineteenth-century … Continue reading The Fight for Equality in Shared Spaces

Gary Monroe Considers the Fate of Silver Springs

Florida's vanishing springs, an ongoing concern for the state, have been a hot topic in the news again recently. In this guest post, beloved UPF author and Florida native, Gary Monroe, responds to the state's intention to reclaim Silver Springs from Festival Fun Parks and attempt to prevent further environmental degradation of the natural wonder. The Fate of … Continue reading Gary Monroe Considers the Fate of Silver Springs

The President Often Lost in Lincoln’s Shadow

James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War Edited by John W. Quist and Michael J. Birkner Pubdate: 3/19/2013 In 1856, four years before the towering figure of Lincoln, Americans chose James Buchanan to provide the leadership that might calm sectional tensions and prevent the shattering of the nation. Many people think Buchanan failed to … Continue reading The President Often Lost in Lincoln’s Shadow