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War Owl FallingInnovation, Creativity, and Culture Change in Ancient Maya Society

War Owl Falling: Innovation, Creativity, and Culture Change in Ancient Maya Society

Markus Eberl

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056555
eISBN:
9780813053486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056555.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Innovation causes change. Indeed, modern Western societies see it as a crucial asset to advance. But can it also explain change in ancient societies? This book approaches material change as a crucial ... More

Willy LeyProphet of the Space Age

Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age

Jared S. Buss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054438
eISBN:
9780813053172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054438.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is an academic biography of Willy Ley (1906-1969), an influential American science writer and rocket expert. During the 1940s and 1950s, Ley became a scientific celebrity in the United ... More

The Paradox of PaternalismWomen and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

Elizabeth S. Manley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054292
eISBN:
9780813053042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054292.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the Dominican Republic, the period from the ascendancy of dictator Rafael Trujillo in the late 1920s through the twelve-year rule of his successor Joaquín Balaguer in 1978 has been understood ... More

We Will Always Be HereNative Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South

We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South

Denise E. Bates (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062631
eISBN:
9780813051727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062631.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This collection of first-hand accounts from Native people from across the southeast offers a rare glimpse into the powerful and diverse experiences of a population who have been historically ... More

Seams of EmpireRace and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

Seams of Empire: Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062563
eISBN:
9780813051598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062563.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Seams of Empire tells the story of journalists, writers, and activists who challenged and re-imagined colonial and racial arrangements in Puerto Rico and the United States from 1940 to 1972. In ... More

Excavating MemorySites of Remembering and Forgetting

Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Maria Theresia Starzmann and John R. Roby (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Excavating Memory explores memory as contested social practice in the present rather than as a passive recollection of the past. Through a diverse set of material and discursive strategies, memory is ... More

Dirty Harry's America"Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Joe Street

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book positions the Dirty Harry film series as a key agent and index of the American conservative backlash against 1960s liberalism. The San Francisco–based series cemented Clint Eastwood and his ... More

Creating and Consuming the American South

Creating and Consuming the American South

Martyn Bone, Brian Ward, and William A. Link (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores how an eclectic range of narratives and images of the American South have been created and consumed—indeed, often created for consumption. The thirteen essays orient our attention ... More

La FloridaFive Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

Viviana Díaz Balsera and Rachel A. May (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060118
eISBN:
9780813050485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060118.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex Trans-Atlantic connections between Spain, Africa and the Americas that ... More

When Tobacco Was KingFamilies, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

Evan P. Bennett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060149
eISBN:
9780813050591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060149.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the history of tobacco agriculture in the Piedmont region of Virginia and North Carolina since Emancipation in 1865. Focusing on the transformations in labor—the tasks of growing ... More

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