Browse by Subject: History

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In the Eye of Hurricane Andrew

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Florida Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: 1871-2001, Expanded Edition

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A Seminole Legend: The Life of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper

The life and times of the first female head of the Seminole Tribe, the most decorated member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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The Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Florida

From Reconstruction to the 21st century, Newton chronicles 130 years of KKK activity in Florida, detailing the individuals, crimes, and organizational connections that have made this klan group group one of the most violent and enduring in the country.

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An Early Florida Adventure Story: The Fray Andrés de San Miguel Account

Among documents of Florida’s Spanish colonial period, few eyewitness accounts exist. One of these, the 1595 narrative by Fray Andrés de San Miguel, describes the two-year odyssey of a teenager from Spain across the Atlantic to Mexico, Havana, and Florida

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Castles in the Sand: The Life and Times of Carl Graham Fisher

This definitive biography of the famous developer traces the life of a fascinating entrepreneur. Born in Indiana, Fisher helped build the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and headed promotion for the Indy 500. But these feats were only prologue to his grandest

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Colonial Plantations and Economy in Florida

This illustrated collection documents the rich history of Florida's earliest indigo, rice, and cotton plantations, timbering operations, and Atlantic commericial networks. Based on primary research in archives in England, Scotland, Spain, Cuba, Minorca,

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The French in Early Florida: In the Eye of the Hurricane

Depicts the dramatic fate of the expeditions that attempted to plant a permanent French presence on North America's eastern seaboard during the 1560s. This campaign became one of the most stunning defeats in the history of European colonialism when

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Claude Pepper and Ed Ball: Politics, Purpose, and Power

Tells the story of the power struggle between Claude Pepper and Ed Ball in the 1900s that largely determined the future of Florida. Trustee of the duPont empire, Ed Ball was Florida's most powerful businessman. Pepper, a US senator, was a powerful New Dea

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The Timucua Indians -- A Native American Detective Story

An interactive, hands-on introduction to the inhabitants of 16th-century Florida and the methods that archaeologists and historians use to study them. 47 "Detective Directives" invite kids to follow clues & conduct their own investigative activities: