Browse by Subject: History

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Fifteen Florida Cemeteries: Strange Tales Unearthed

Travelling to Florida’s most interesting cemeteries, Haskins visits Napoleon’s nephew, tells the gruesome story of a man who dug up his love and lived with her for seven years, and even shares a murder mystery. Whether the final resting places of Civil War soldiers killed in battle or of the four-hundred-year-old remains of nuns peacefully interred by their shell-studded chapel, each plot has a unique story to tell.

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Sunshine Paradise: A History of Florida Tourism

The first book to focus exclusively on how—and why—tourism came to define Florida. Offering a concise look at the subject from the 1820s to the present, Tracy Revels demonstrates tourism’s relevance to all other major aspects of Florida history, including the Civil War, the land boom, and civil rights.

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America's Hundred Years' War: U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 1763–1858

America's Hundred Years' War offers more than a chronicle of the politics and economics of international rivalry. It provides a narrative of humanity and inhumanity, arrogance and misunderstanding, and outright bloodshed between vanquisher and vanquished as well.

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Cypress Gardens, America's Tropical Wonderland: How Dick Pope Invented Florida

Where America's wildest dreams came true

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William Bartram and the Ghost Plantations of British East Florida

William Bartram denied their existence; history buried their stories

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College

An architectural icon's vision for American education

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Tales from the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami's Golden Age of Boxing

Be a part of the legendary boxing gym in its prime

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Hitler's Soldiers in the Sunshine State: German POWs in Florida

The first book-length treatment of the German POW experience in Florida during WW II. Captured on U-boats off the Carolinas, and in Tunisia, Italy, & France, 378,000 Germans were held prisoners in 45 states--10,000 of them in 27 Florida camps. Concentrati

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Death in the Everglades: The Murder of Guy Bradley, America's First Martyr to Environmentalism

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Tabloid Valley: Supermarket News and American Culture

The truth behind supermarket tabloids