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

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2017 American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting

Recently, UPF attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans, LA! We had a fantastic time displaying our anthropology, archaeology, and bioarchaeology titles, as well as mingling with experts in the field. We saw several of our authors at the conference! Amanda R. Harvey and Haagen D. Klaus, coeditors of Bones of Complexity: Bioarchaeological … Continue reading 2017 American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting

March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!

Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!

Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Today we are proud to publish Nathalie Dessens' Creole City: A Chronicle of Early New American New Orleans. Modern New Orleans is known as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, symbolizing progress, adventure, and culture. Exploring previously neglected aspects of this city's early nineteenth-century history, Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a period of rapid expansion … Continue reading Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

New Film Shares Pioneering Photography of Florestine Perrault Collins

Thomas Allen Harris’s new documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is “a family memoir, a tribute to unsung artists and a lyrical, at times heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity,” according to the New York Times. “It’s a film dense with both information and purpose,” says LA Weekly. … Continue reading New Film Shares Pioneering Photography of Florestine Perrault Collins

American Horror Story: Coven Season Finale Fact v. Fiction

With an over-the-top season finale that drew 4.2 million viewers, American Horror Story: Coven left many fans disappointed. Carolyn Long considers the elements that stayed (at least a little bit) true to history and points out several of the bigger divergences. "These were great characters in a great setting—if only we’d gotten to know them better," commented The … Continue reading American Horror Story: Coven Season Finale Fact v. Fiction

American Horror Story: Coven Fact v. Fiction #4

Who will be the next Supreme? Tonight's season finale of American Horror Story: Coven is guaranteed to be action packed and full of surprises. Carolyn Long offers up another fascinating primer on the crossover and parallels between history and the gore-filled, betrayal-fueled world inhabited by the characters of Coven, this time focusing on episodes 10 and 11. The show took … Continue reading American Horror Story: Coven Fact v. Fiction #4