2017 Florida Native Plant Society Conference

We recently attended the Florida Native Plant Society conference in River Ranch, FL! We had a fantastic time displaying our gardening and nature titles. We saw several of our authors at the conference! Roger L. Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida: A Companion for Gardeners, Walter Kingsley Taylor, author of Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide, Ginny Stibolt, author … Continue reading 2017 Florida Native Plant Society Conference

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Our Fall 2017 Catalog is Now Available

Dear Reader,   Our Fall/Winter 2017 catalog is now available! Take a look at the exciting books coming soon from UPF.   http://issuu.com/upflorida/docs/f17_catalog?e=5528339/49032353   The cover images are from Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen, courtesy of Norman Van Aken. Other highlights from the forthcoming season include the adventures of forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier, the "Indiana Jones of … Continue reading Our Fall 2017 Catalog is Now Available

The Country Where My Heart Is

“Much needed. Fills an existing gap in the historical period with a wide range of examples from all over the world.”—Margarita Díaz-Andreu, author of A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past “Provides new, nuanced perspectives that will inspire studies in the materiality of identity creation and transformation in the past and … Continue reading The Country Where My Heart Is

Precarious Passages

“Makes a compelling case for a rethinking of narrative moments including slavery, the Middle Passage, and colonization that have defined the fiction produced in a transatlantic geography. Provokes a reassessment of notions of Africa as an ur-home and figurations of nation-state. A must-read.”—Maxine Lavon Montgomery, author of The Fiction of Gloria Naylor: Houses and Spaces … Continue reading Precarious Passages

2017 Florida Anthropological Society Meeting

UPF recently traveled to Jacksonville, FL to attend the 2017 Florida Anthropological Society meeting! We had a wonderful time exhibiting our books in anthropology and archaeology and had the chance to mingle with scholars in the field. Several of our authors attended the meeting, including Jerald Milanich, coeditor of Archaeology of the Everglades, Neill Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida, … Continue reading 2017 Florida Anthropological Society Meeting

Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

“This book has essentially created a new field of study with a surprising range of insights on the ethnicity, class, gender, and foodways of French speakers of European and African descent adapting to life under British, Spanish, or American political regimes.”—Gregory A. Waselkov, author of A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of … Continue reading Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

“Foremost scholars of indigenous Amazonia explore the vast and interesting gap between rules and practice, demonstrating how sociocultural systems endure and even prosper due to the flexibility, creativity, and resilience of the people within them.”—Jeremy M. Campbell, author of Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon “A landmark volume and a major … Continue reading The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America