Tag Archives: slavery

The Denmark Vesey Affair

Read TIME magazine’s review of The Denmark Vesey Affair . “Brilliantly conceptualized, exhaustively researched, and eloquently written, it is a gold mine for anyone interested in America’s ongoing dilemma with slavery and race.”—John Stauffer, author of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln “This stunning and magisterial documentary history accumulates and analyzes much evidence never […]

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Known for My Work

“Demonstrates that the ‘emancipation generation’ bequeathed values, ethical frameworks, and identities to multiple ensuing generations, shaping religious, educational, and cultural institutions as well as labor and political organizations. “–Peter Rachleff, editor of Starving Amidst Too Much and Other IWW Writings on the Food Industry “Shows how far off the mark arguments are that claim that […]

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New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

“This is the only known slave memoir from Florida . . . A fine addition to slave narrative reading lists.”—Library Journal “Griffin intersperses Sitiki’s account with commentary that places this extraordinary narrative into historical context, noting the scarcity of slave narratives—particularly slaves born in Africa.”—Booklist “The publication of a heretofore unknown slave narrative is significant, […]

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Slavery behind the Wall

“A significant contribution in Caribbean archaeology. Singleton weaves archaeological and documentary evidence into a compelling narrative of the lives of the enslaved at Santa Ana de Biajacas.”—Patricia Samford, author of Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginia “Presents results of the first historical archaeology in Cuba by an American archaeologist since the […]

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The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

“A thorough and thoughtful analysis of the material dimensions of life along the color line. The collection helps us reimagine the ways race has shaped the apparently prosaic landscapes of the various reaches of the Northeast.”—Paul Mullins, author of The Archaeology of Consumer Culture “A fantastic collection of cases and an amazing cross section of […]

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Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

“Deftly uses the available parish registers to document the stages of the coming of African men and women to Puerto Rico in the eighteenth century and reveals patterns of family formation and bonds of solidarity among the African slaves and with the rest of society.”—Fernando Pico, author of Puerto Rico Remembered “An exceptionally well researched, […]

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Ancestors of Worthy Life

This title and all historical archaeology titles are currently discounted in our Conference on Historical & Underwater Archaeology sale. Use code CHUA15 at checkout. Today we publish Teresa S. Moyer’s Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare. The newest title in our Cultural Heritage Studies Series, Ancestors of Worthy Life examines historic preservation at Baltimore’s Mount […]

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A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

“A compelling story of how alienated people found refuge in the alien landscape of the Great Dismal Swamp.”—Randall H. McGuire, author of Archaeology as Political Action “These communities represent a largely unrecognized, alternative declaration of independence. They are a part of world history that is truly revolutionary.”—Mark P. Leone, author of The Archaeology of Liberty […]

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Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors! For The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World, Nathaniel Millett has received two new awards: the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the field of history and the Gulf South Historical Association Michael V.R. […]

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The Intriguing, Paradoxical Zephaniah Kingsley Jr.: Q&A with Daniel Schafer

An Interview with  Daniel L. Schafer author of Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator “A visit to Kingsley Plantation… convinced me that this was a topic of national and international importance that had somehow escaped scholarly attention.’” – Daniel L. Schafer DANIEL L. SCHAFER Professor of History Emeritus and […]

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