University Press of Florida

University Press of Florida

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Here are some highlights:

Atlantic Passages

Wage Earning Slaves

Atlantic Passages: Race, Mobility, and Liberian Colonization
Robert Murray

Countering assumptions that the West African colony of Liberia was an endpoint in the journeys of the free people of color who traveled there, Robert Murray reveals that many Liberian settlers returned repeatedly to the United States, and he explores the ways this movement shaped the construction of race in the Atlantic world.


Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba
Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

This volume is the first systematic study of coartación, a process by which slaves worked toward purchasing their freedom in installments. Focusing on Cuba, this book reveals that instead of providing a “path to manumission,” the process was often rife with obstacles that blocked slaves from achieving liberty.


Daughters of the American Revolution

Reckoning with Rebellion

The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century
Simon Wendt

In this comprehensive history of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), one of the oldest and most important women’s organizations in United States history, Simon Wendt shows how the DAR’s efforts to keep alive the memory of the nation’s past were entangled with and strengthened the nation’s racial and gender boundaries.


Reckoning with Rebellion: War and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century
Aaron Sheehan-Dean

In this innovative global history of the American Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean compares and contrasts the American experience with other civil and national conflicts that happened at nearly the same time—the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Polish Insurrection of 1863, and China’s Taiping Rebellion.


Black Panther in Exile


Black Panther in Exile: The Pete O'Neal Story
Paul J. Magnarella

This book tells the story of Pete O’Neal, one of the most influential members of the Black Panther Party, who now lives in exile in Tanzania—unable to return to the United States but refusing to renounce his past.


Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice
Quito J. Swan

This book is a sweeping story of black internationalism across the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean worlds, told through the life and work of twentieth-century environmental activist Pauulu Kamarakafego. Quito Swan shows how Kamarakafego helped connect liberation efforts of the African diaspora throughout the Global South.


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