Before the Pioneers

“In this riveting account, Frank moves beyond stories of recent development to uncover the deep history of a place profoundly shaped by mound-builders, slaves, raiders, and traders. This book will change the way you think about Florida history.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America “A marvelous … Continue reading Before the Pioneers

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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

Istwa across the Water

“Untwines the aesthetic, sociohistorical, and spiritual ties that bind and unbind the first black republic to the African continent.”—Gina Athena Ulysse, author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle “A nonlinear, creative, powerful reflection on history and the stories we tell about ourselves. What was disconnected is now remembered using the very tools … Continue reading Istwa across the Water

LibraryPress @ UF: The Panama Canal Museum

LibraryPress@UF, a collaboration between the University of Florida Press and the UF George A. Smathers Libraries, seeks to foster the creation, promotion, access, and preservation of research and creative works in support of teaching, research, and the public sphere. The LibraryPress@UF features content that aligns with the mission and strategic directions of the Libraries, including limited editions, … Continue reading LibraryPress @ UF: The Panama Canal Museum

Books for Black History Month

Browse our selection of books for Black History Month! New books explore topics including portrayals of the healthy black self in early black print culture; how slaves built an ethos of “honest labor” and collective humanism; the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service to define freedom and citizenship; and the … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Paddling to Werowocomoco: Powhatan History Before Pocahontas

I realized that landscape—the spaces where we dwell, the places we recognize, and the pathways in between—offered a way to tie the Werowocomoco excavations to this deep history. In this special guest post, anthropologist Martin Gallivan tells us about a kayaking adventure with his son that inspired him to write a new book about the … Continue reading Paddling to Werowocomoco: Powhatan History Before Pocahontas