How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism

“Weaving together the stories of private conservationists, state boosters, and New Dealers, Nelson captures a pivotal moment in the development of Florida as a tourist destination. We may be surprised by the sacrifices of CCC workers or the schemes of Florida’s politicians, but readers will appreciate all the more how their efforts have preserved some … Continue reading How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism

Transnational Hispaniola

"Highly original and richly researched, this volume challenges many of the bedrock assumptions in Dominican and Haitian nationalist and statist thought, filling important gaps in the literature on the island in English."—Lauren Derby, coeditor of Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World "This inspiring collection offers a new way of seeing the … Continue reading Transnational Hispaniola

Queering the Redneck Riviera

“A fascinating look at queer life in the Florida Panhandle. A welcome addition to the scholarship on the queer past, queer geography, and Florida history.”—Stacy Braukman, author of Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956–1965   “Watkins shows that the queer culture that emerged on Florida’s ‘Redneck Riviera’ was unique—a fierce … Continue reading Queering the Redneck Riviera

Heritage at the Interface

“Provides innovative and exciting insights into heritage identity, meaning, and belonging from a global perspective. A welcome addition to the growing heritage literature.”—Dallen J. Timothy, author of Cultural Heritage and Tourism: An Introduction   “A critical collection of international heritage case studies that represents a wide range of issues and exemplifies its complexities and contradictions vividly.”—A. … Continue reading Heritage at the Interface

Stops along the “Backroads of Paradise”

In October, we published Cathy Salustri's Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, in which she retraces a 5,000-mile journey once taken by Stetson Kennedy and Zora Neale Hurston. Along the way, she stopped at various landmarks not usually part of the typical Florida vacation. Below she shares photos she captured and talks about the … Continue reading Stops along the “Backroads of Paradise”

2016 Review Recap

This past year was a great year for UPF titles, and we were thrilled by all of the praise our authors and their books received in media outlets across the country. Join us in looking back at some of the reviews UPF books received in 2016. Here's to a year of excellent reviews!   Shrimp Country: Recipes and … Continue reading 2016 Review Recap

The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 2: Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beaches

In Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, Cathy Salustri takes readers on a 5,000-mile road trip from the panhandle to the Keys. Salustri retraces historic routes that used to be main roads back in the 1930s, before Florida’s interstates were built. Intrigued? Read the book and follow the author’s latest travels on … Continue reading The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 2: Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beaches