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The Florida History and Culture Series

Edited by Raymond Arsenault, University of South Florida; and Gary R. Mormino

Series Description:

During the past half-century, the expanding population and increased national and international visibility of Florida have sparked a great deal of popular interest in the state's past, present, and projected future. But the literature on Florida's distinctive heritage and character has not kept pace with the state's enhanced status. This series is designed to remedy that situation by providing an accessible and attractive format for the publication of Florida-related books, including scholarly books, works of synthesis, carefully selected works of popular history, memoirs, and anthologies. While the series will feature books of historical interest, the editors encourage authors researching Florida's environment, politics, literature, and popular or material culture to submit projects for consideration. This series is no longer accepting new titles.

For more Information:

Raymond Arsenault
University of South Florida
Department of History
140 7TH Ave. South, 200 Snell House
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 553-1555
Fax: (727) 553-3163
roarsenault@gmail.com

Gary R. Mormino
(727) 553-4855
gmormino@mail.usf.edu


There are 50 books in this series.


Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Losing It All to Sprawl: How Progress Ate My Cracker Landscape

As development threatens his very sense of place, an award-winning nature writer finds hope in the rediscovery and appreciation of his historic Cracker farmhouse.

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Waters Less Traveled: Exploring Florida's Big Bend Coast

Travel writer Alderson explores the state's frontier past and evolving future through history, folkways, and observations from life in the great outdoors in this comprehensive armchair guide to Florida's north central coast.

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Paradise Lost? The Environmental History of Florida

This collection of essays surveys the environmental history of the Sunshine State, from Spanish exploration to the present, and provides an organized, detailed overview of the reciprocal relationship between humans and Florida's unique peninsular ecology. 

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The Mosquito Wars: A History of Mosquito Control in Florida

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The Stranahans of Fort Lauderdale: A Pioneer Family of New River

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Orange Journalism: Voices from Florida's Newspapers

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Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida

By illuminating the involvement of the state's women in many of these fundamental issues, Making Waves provides a long-overdue chapter in Florida history. It will also contribute to the advancement of the study of women's history by examining women's activism in a variety of contexts and illustrating how this activism was often circumscribed by class and racial bias. 

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Florida's Space Coast: The Impact of NASA on the Sunshine State

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In the Eye of Hurricane Andrew

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The Wide Brim: Early Poems and Ponderings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Often described as the savior of the Everglades, Marjory Stoneman Douglas is best known for having been Florida's most passionate environmentalist, but she was first, foremost, and always a writer. As the author of fiction and nonfiction books, most notably The Everglades: River of Grass, and scores of short stories, Douglas devoted over ninety years to her career as a writer. Her fascinating and little-known work as a journalist began as a columnist for the Miami Herald