University of Florida: LibraryPress@UF Launches a New Open Books Series Providing Free Classic Works on Florida and the Caribbean
This series makes available for free 39 classic out of print books on the region under an Open Access model.
It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the Humanities Open Book Program.
Books in the series are available as digital PDFs at no cost at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/librarypress. Print copies of the books, as well as ePub formats for use with e-readers such as Kindle and Nook, are available for purchase.
Laurie Taylor, digital scholarship librarian at the University of Florida Libraries and project coordinator for the Open Books Series, says, “My hope is that the Open Books Series creates greater awareness for building and sharing together. Scholarship is about the creation and sharing of knowledge. In the digital age, we have new opportunities to do this.”
The first 21 titles in the series are now available:
Apalachee: The Land between the Rivers
John H. Hann
Caribbean Creolization: Reflections on the Cultural Dynamics of Language, Literature, and Identity
Edited by Kathleen M. Balutansky and Marie-Agnès Sourieau
The Florida Seminoles and the New Deal, 1933–1942
Harry A. Kersey Jr
A Guide to Florida’s Historic Architecture
Edited by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects
Historic Architecture in the Caribbean Islands
Edward E. Crain
Historical Sketches of Colonial Florida
Richard L. Campbell
The History and Antiquities of the City of St. Augustine, Florida
George R. Fairbanks
A History of Florida through New World Maps: Borders of Paradise
Edited by Dana Ste.Claire
History of the Second Seminole War, 1835–1842
John K. Mahon
Josiah Walls: Florida’s Black Congressman of Reconstruction
Peter D. Klingman
Key West: The Old and the New
Jefferson B. Browne
Mullet on the Beach: The Minorcans of Florida, 1768–1788
Patricia C. Griffin
A Narrative of the Early Days and Remembrances of Oceola Nikkanochee, Prince of Econchatti
Andrew G. Welch
A Relation, or Journal, of a Late Expedition, &c.
The Seminoles of Florida
James W. Covington
A Sketch of the History of Key West, Florida
Walter C. Maloney
Sketches of St. Augustine
R. K. Sewall
Struggle for the Gulf Borderlands: The Creek War and the Battle of New Orleans, 1812–1815
Frank Lawrence Owsley Jr.
Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War
George E. Buker
Tacachale: Essays on the Indians of Florida and Southeastern Georgia during the Historic Period
Edited by Jerald T. Milanich and Samuel Proctor
Trial and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker, at Pensacola, Florida, for Aiding Slaves to Escape from Bondage
PDFs of books in the series are available for free. Want to order print copies? We are offering a limited-time discount on the print editions of the first 21 books. Order at upress.ufl.edu and use code LPUF at checkout. Offer ends December 31, 2017.
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