La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina

“In this dynamic cultural history, Tossounian turns our attention to how ‘non-official gendered figures’ have played a large but underappreciated role in constructing and engendering Argentine national identity. Turning our attention away from the extremely well-studied gaucho, she reveals just how much of modernity and national identity was pinned on la joven moderna (the modern girl) in … Continue reading La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina

Intern Guest Post: Daring Dreamers

by Jordan Steckler, Marketing Intern Become acquainted with just a few of Florida’s female daring dreamers, all featured among dozens of other women in They Dared to Dream by Doris Weatherford with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation, Inc. In celebration of Women's Equality Day, we're running a discount on They Dared to … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: Daring Dreamers

They Dared to Dream

They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History by Doris Weatherford with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation, Inc. . From prehistoric times to the space age, the female half of the population has made giant, but too often unacknowledged, contributions to Florida history. Countless women have overcome great obstacles and … Continue reading They Dared to Dream

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

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería by Kristine Juncker From a plantation in Havana Province in the 1880s to a religious center in Spanish Harlem in the 1960s, this book profiles four generations of women from one Afro-Cuban religious family. Each woman was a medium in Espiritismo and also … Continue reading Afro-Cuban Religious Arts

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II by Cherisse Jones-Branch Despite a deeply segregated society, many women in South Carolina—both black and white—worked to change their state’s unequal racial status quo. Exploring women’s activism in the tumultuous years during and after World War II, Cherisse Jones-Branch contends that … Continue reading Crossing the Line