Founded in 1945, the University Press of Florida is the official publisher of the State University System of Florida. UPF has published over 2,500 books since its inception and currently releases approximately 80 new titles each year. Its publishing strengths include archaeology, history, literature, Latin American studies, African American studies, space studies, sustainability, and Florida history and culture. UPF engages educators, students, and discerning readers by producing works of global significance, regional importance, and lasting value.
From Pleistocene Foragers to Contemporary Capitalists
Providing a sweeping, archaeologically grounded view of human history, Justin Jennings explores the origins, endurance, and elasticity of ideas about fairness and how these ideas have shaped the development of societies at critical moments over the last 20,000 years.
Archaeology as Social Activism
Presenting examples from the fields of critical race studies, cultural resource management, digital archaeology, environmental studies, and heritage studies, this volume demonstrates the many different ways archaeology can be used to contest social injustice.
An Archaeology of Shameful Histories and Repulsive Realities
In this book, Paul Mullins examines a wide variety of material objects and landscapes that induce anxiety, provoke unpleasantness, or simply revolt us, looking at the way the material world shapes how we imagine, express, and negotiate difficult historical experiences.
A Republican Champion
Despite serving his country for 50 years and being among the most qualified men to hold the office of president, James Monroe is an oft-forgotten Founding Father. In this book, Brook Poston reveals how Monroe attempted to craft a legacy for himself as a champion of American republicanism.
Updated with over 200 new illustrations as well as current plant names and taxonomies, this volume is an indispensable identification guide to nearly 1,400 species of plants, both common and rare, found in Florida and neighboring coastal states.
Exploring the Early Choreography of a Master
In the first book to focus exclusively on George Balanchine’s early Russian ballets, most of which have been lost to history, Elizabeth Kattner offers new insights into the artistic evolution of a legend through her reconstruction of his first group ballet, Funeral March.
The Archaeology of Cloth Production and Female Power in the North Atlantic
Michèle Hayeur Smith uses Viking textiles as evidence for the little-known work of women in the Norse colonies that expanded from Scandinavia across the North Atlantic in the 9th century AD.
New Contributions from History and Archaeology
Exploring the sex trade in America from 1850 to 1920 through perspectives from archaeologists and historians, this volume expands the geographic and thematic scope of research on the subject, helping create an inclusive and nuanced view of social relations in United States history.
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