5 Books on the True History Behind Confederate Monuments

As Gainesville prepares for the white nationalist event featuring the president of the National Policy Institute (NPI), the University Press of Florida (UPF) would like to remind its community—and the nation—to recognize the importance of facts in understanding history. As part of its scholarly mission and in an effort to combat hate with facts, UPF … Continue reading 5 Books on the True History Behind Confederate Monuments

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MacArthur “Genius” Grant Awarded to UPF Author

The University Press of Florida is proud to have Jason De León, contributor to Migration and Disruptions, among the 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Grant winners. De León is an anthropologist at the University of Michigan studying undocumented migrants coming to the United States from Latin America. “We see this grant as a way to facilitate the work … Continue reading MacArthur “Genius” Grant Awarded to UPF Author

Available Again: Harney Flats

"Represents another stepping stone toward our understanding of life in the Southeast 10,000-11,000 years ago."—Southeastern Archaeology "The Paleoindian component at Harney Flats is a benchmark in early [human] studies in Florida and the Southeast."—North American Archaeologist "A work which must be recognized as a definitive study of Paleoindians in Florida and which will serve as … Continue reading Available Again: Harney Flats

Exploring Fort Myers Dream Houses

By Jared Beck and Pamela Miner, coauthors of River and Road: Fort Myers Architecture from Craftsman to Modern   We hope you’re enjoying learning about some amazing Fort Myers homes in our book River and Road. Now that you’ve had the opportunity to peek at the houses in our book, we thought you’d enjoy another perspective. … Continue reading Exploring Fort Myers Dream Houses

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

Last week, the University Press of Florida traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend the 2017 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting and Conference. We had a fantastic time meeting scholars in the field and displaying our wide selection of  African American studies titles. Several of our authors attended the … Continue reading Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2017

October 2017 Paperback Releases

Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida By Cathy Salustri “[Salustri] delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested interstates and explore the state’s towns and cities.”—New York Times “Across 5,000 miles of Florida back roads, Salustri shows readers the state’s hidden gems, uncovering … Continue reading October 2017 Paperback Releases

Recipe: Hush Puppies from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

By Norman Van Aken, author of Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   When I was asked to help organize a dinner with some other James Beard Award–winning chefs to cook at the James Beard House in New York … Continue reading Recipe: Hush Puppies from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen