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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.

University Press of Florida also includes the imprint, University of Florida Press.

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Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

University Press of Florida

This book examines the complexities of life for African Americans in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley from the antebellum period through Reconstruction, showing how enslaved and free African Americans resisted slavery and supported the Union war effort in a borderland that changed hands frequently during the Civil War.

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The Thing about Florida

Exploring a Misunderstood State

University Press of Florida

Tyler Gillespie takes readers on an exuberant search for the state behind the caricatures, finding Florida’s humanity: a beautiful mix of hopes, dreams, and second chances.

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Maya Kingship

Rupture and Transformation from Classic to Postclassic Times

University Press of Florida

Examining changes to the institution of divine kingship from 750 to 950 CE in the Maya lowland cities, this volume presents a new way of studying the collapse of that civilization and the transformation of political systems between the Terminal Classic and Postclassic Periods.

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Trowels in the Trenches

Archaeology as Social Activism

University Press of Florida

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.

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The Palmetto Book

Histories and Mysteries of the Cabbage Palm

University Press of Florida

In this fascinating journey through the natural and cultural history of the palmetto, Jono Miller offers surprising facts and dispels common myths about an important native plant that remains largely misunderstood.

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The Art of Birds

Grace and Motion in the Wild

University Press of Florida
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Florida Scrub-Jay

Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird

University Press of Florida

With a writer’s eye and an explorer’s spirit, Mark Walters travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird, providing a portrait of a species on the brink.

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The Gulf South

An Anthology of Environmental Writing

University Press of Florida

Reaching from Texas to Florida and featuring a diverse array of voices from the past 100 years, this collection of environmental writing about the Gulf South region enriches how we understand the relationship between people and the rapidly changing ecology of the Gulf.

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Atlantic Passages

Race, Mobility, and Liberian Colonization

University Press of Florida
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The American Lawrence

University Press of Florida

Reassessing Lawrence's relationship to American modernism and his American literary contemporaries, Jenkins offers new insights into the literary exchange between America and Europe.

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Finding Fairness

From Pleistocene Foragers to Contemporary Capitalists

University Press of Florida

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.

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Onstage with Martha Graham

University Press of Florida
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