Archive | July, 2015

AAUP 2015 Meeting Recap

By Rachel Doll, advertising and direct mail manager, University Press of Florida Last month, along with four other staff members from the University Press of Florida, I traveled from sea-level Gainesville to mile-high Denver for the annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). The theme of this year’s meeting was “Connect, Collaborate” […]

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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 […]

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June Review Roundup

The highlights below are from just some of the nearly 100 reviews and news mentions our authors received throughout June.  . . Walking St. Augustine Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon “Through descriptive prose, pictures, photos and maps, [Walking St. Augustine] brings to life five centuries of the city’s past. . . .A welcome addition to the lexicon of […]

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Florida Quincentennial Books

In April 1513, Juan Ponce de León arrived on Florida’s east coast. He led the first European exploration of southern North America and is responsible for naming the peninsula La Florida. .  While our state’s geologic history is approximately 700 million years old and its material history dates back more than 12,000 years to the American Indians who first lived […]

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Allusions in Omeros

“A lucid and accessible guide through the complex and often intimidating web of literary, historical, and cultural references in one of the great literary works of the twentieth century.” —Víctor Figueroa, author of Not at Home in One’s Home “McGarrity’s user-friendly apparatus helps the reader navigate the allusive cross-currents of the cultural and mythological resources […]

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5 Intern Tips for Getting Started in Publishing

Thinking of doing an internship at a publishing house? University Press of Florida marketing intern Amber Paez offers some advice on what to expect and what to avoid during your internship experience. Think “All for One.” Before interning I had a vague idea of what it would be like to work at a publishing firm after college. I […]

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Emergent Brazil

“Highly recommended for anyone seeking to understand Brazil’s recent dynamism.” —Timothy J. Power, coeditor of Corruption and Democracy in Brazil “Superb. No other recent volume on Brazil is as deep, rich, and multifaceted.” —Michael Shifter, president, Inter-American Dialogue “Treats the politics, economy, and society of Brazil, showing how those subjects are affected by forces elsewhere […]

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Creating and Consuming the American South

“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 […]

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UPF Director Begins Term as AAUP President

Meredith Morris-Babb, director of the University Press of Florida, officially began her term as president of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) at the association’s annual meeting on June 20 in Denver, Col. Last year, Babb served as president elect alongside Barbara Kline Pope, director of National Academies Press. Established in 1937, the AAUP […]

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Evolution: What Do The Kids Think? Author Guest Post

Evolution: What Do The Kids Think? Guest post by Brandon Haught, author of Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom . My work on Going Ape was a thrilling five-year research and writing journey. I discovered hundreds of documents, from newspaper articles to school board meeting minutes, revealing Floridians’ opinions on how evolution should […]

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