Archive | November, 2015

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: “No Student Left Behind” and “The Wind Engineers”

. The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF […]

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The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

“Nassaney draws together an amazing amount of information about the fur trades that once existed in North America and includes illuminating and imaginative interpretations of archaeological data by researchers from across the continent.”—Gregory A. Waselkov, author of A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814 “The Archaeology of the North American Fur […]

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Victims of Ireland’s Great Famine

“Sets Irish archaeology on an exciting new course by tangibly proving the harshness of the famine and the workhouse system.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America “Sheds critical new light on the actualities of daily life in Famine-era Ireland, challenges some of the myths about the horrors […]

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Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households

“Thought-provoking and engaging, Beyond the Walls provides new and relevant theoretical perspectives and specific case studies for archaeologists conducting research related to household archaeology. Essential for both students and professionals.”—Mark D. Groover, author of The Archaeology of North American Farmsteads “From ranching stations in Hawai’i to slave quarters in South Carolina, the essays in Beyond […]

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Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

.. “Provides invaluable insight into the histories and lives of Cubans who trace their origins to the Anglo-Caribbean.”—Robert Whitney, author of State and Revolution in Cuba: Mass Mobilization and Political Change, 1920–1940 . “Adds a missing piece to the existing literature about the renewal of black activism in Cuba, all the while showing the links […]

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Take a Food Tour of Florida!

Is wintry weather arriving in your part of the world? Do you wish you could travel to Florida and enjoy its famous sunny climate? Or maybe you’re a newcomer to the Sunshine State and you’re ready to explore your new surroundings. Maybe you’ve even lived in Florida your whole life, but you want to find […]

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Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

“Smart, insightful, subtle, provocative, counterintuitive, and often contrarian, vigorously argued, learned, comprehensive, historically rooted, in short, a great read. Maingot invites readers to think on their own; Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism is an intellectual feast.”—Jorge I. Dominguez, Harvard University “A stunning book, a must-read for anyone interested in the development and […]

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Challenge and Change

“A sweeping study of the distaff side of anti-communism/anti-government conspiracy politics.”—Eileen Boris, coeditor of The Practice of U.S. Women’s History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues “Benowitz shows how the conservative women of the 1950s helped to lay the foundation for the ‘New Right.’”—Mary C. Brennan, author of Pat Nixon: Embattled First Lady       . […]

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October Review Roundup

Read highlights from some of the best reviews we received in October! Our newly published book George Merrick, Son of the South Wind: Visionary Creator of Coral Gables by Arva Moore Parks received a delightful review from the Miami Herald this month. The reviewer called the book “a sweeping account of how one man came to symbolize the optimism of his time […]

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George Merrick, Son of the South Wind

“The reader is left breathless by the whirlwind achievements of master suburban planner and visionary George Merrick, so excellently written and documented. George Merrick, Son of the South Wind takes us on Merrick’s journey through pastoral grapefruit groves to a meticulous and innovative Coral Gables and its melancholy conclusion.”—Howard Kleinberg, former editor of the Miami […]

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