University of Florida Press

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Spirited Diasporas: Personal Narratives and Global Futures of Afro-Atlantic Religions

Through a variety of first-person accounts, this book offers a glimpse into the frequently misunderstood religions of Afro-Cuban Lukumí, Haitian Vodou, and Brazilian Candomblé, adding to the growing research on the transnational yet personal nature of African diasporic religions.

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After Apollo: Cultural Legacies of the Race to the Moon

This book explores how NASA’s space program impacted American society and culture during and after the race to the Moon, looking back at the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing from the perspective of the present day.

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Forensic Anthropology: An Introductory Lab Manual

Designed to support introductory undergraduate courses in forensic anthropology, this versatile laboratory manual provides basic training in relevant methods of biological profile estimation and trauma assessment for use in medico-legal contexts.

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En Bas Saline: A Taíno Town before and after Columbus

This book details the Indigenous Taíno occupation at En Bas Saline in Hispaniola between AD 1250 and 1520, showing how the community coped with the dramatic changes imposed by Spanish contact.  

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The Biocultural Consequences of Contact in Mexico: Five Centuries of Change

This volume examines how Mexican populations have been shaped both culturally and biologically by European colonization, drawing on methods from archaeology, bioarchaeology, genetics, and history and providing evidence for the resilience of the Mexican people in the face of tumultuous change.

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Cuba and Puerto Rico: Transdisciplinary Approaches to History, Literature, and Culture

In this first systematic comparative study of Cuba and Puerto Rico from both a historical and contemporary perspective, contributors highlight the interconnectedness of the two archipelagos and encourage a more nuanced and multifaceted study of the relationships between the islands and their diasporas.

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Revolutions in Cuba and Venezuela: One Hope, Two Realities

This book compares the sociopolitical processes behind two major revolutions—Cuba in 1959, when Fidel Castro came to power, and Venezuela in 1999, when Hugo Chávez won the presidential election.

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Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Anatomical Dissection at a Nineteenth-Century Army Hospital in San Francisco

This volume uses historical, archaeological, and bioarchaeological analysis to study and understand a nineteenth-century medical waste pit discovered at the former Army hospital at Point San Jose in San Francisco.

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Capoeira Connections: A Memoir in Motion

This ethnographic memoir weaves together the history of capoeira, recent transformations in the practice, and personal insights from author Katya Wesolowski’s thirty years of experience as a capoeirista.

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Great Waves and Mountains: Perspectives and Discoveries in Collecting the Arts of Japan

This richly illustrated volume addresses the history of collecting Japanese art and the factors that contributed to the growth of collections in North America following the Meiji Restoration in 1868.