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The American South and the Atlantic World

The American South and the Atlantic World

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044378
eISBN:
9780813046471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044378.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume showcases, but also interrogates, the value of Atlantic World approaches to the histories and cultures of the American South. Challenging the traditional chronological focus of most ... More

Black Art in BrazilExpressions of Identity

Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity

Kimberly L. Cleveland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044767
eISBN:
9780813046457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044767.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Black Art in Brazil explores the work of five artists from different regions of Brazil—Abdias do Nascimento, Ronaldo Rego, Eustáquio Neves, Ayrson Heráclito, and Rosana Paulino—against the wider ... 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

Destination DixieTourism and Southern History

Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Karen L. Cox (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From battlegrounds to birthplaces and sites in between, heritage tourism has always been part of how the South attracts visitors—and defines itself—yet such sites are often understudied in the ... 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

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

Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Dennis Broe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Film noir, which flourished in the 1940s and 50s, reflected the struggles and sentiments of post-war America. This book contends that the genre, with its emphasis on dark subject matter, paralleled ... More

From Sun Cities to the VillagesA History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Judith Ann Trolander

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Youngtown, Arizona, opened in 1954 and was the first development community to have a minimum age requirement (then 65) and to ban underage children as permanent residents. Developer Del Webb unveiled ... 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

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

Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

Cher Krause Knight

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049120
eISBN:
9780813050218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book focuses upon Disney World in Florida as the project in which Walt became most invested, personally and financially, before his death. It examines primary themes in the history of the built ... 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

Subjects or CitizensBritish Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900-1960

Subjects or Citizens: British Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900-1960

Robert Whitney and Graciela Chailloux Laffita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049052
eISBN:
9780813046723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049052.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is about British Caribbean immigrants in Cuba between 1900 and 1960. It is also about how British Caribbean immigrants became, or did not become, Cuban. It discusses how and why British ... More

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

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

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

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

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