Browse by Subject: History

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Tacachale: Essays on the Indians of Florida and Southeastern Georgia during the Historic Period

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Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami

Frank pieces together the material culture and the historical record of the Miami River to re-create the fascinating past of one of the world’s most influential cities.

 

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Silent Films in St. Augustine

Describing the lavish sets, theatrical action, and New York movie personalities that filled St. Augustine, this book evokes an intensely creative time and place in the history of American moviemaking.

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The Supreme Court of Florida: A Journey toward Justice, 1972–1987

This third volume in the history of the Florida Supreme Court describes the court during its most tumultuous years. Amid the upheaval of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and Watergate, the story begins with reform in the Florida court system.

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An Ice Age Mystery: Unearthing the Secrets of the Old Vero Site

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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript

In Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida, Arbesú sheds light on principal events missing from the story of St. Augustine's founding. 

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Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida

In the 1930s, the Federal Writers' Project paid Stetson Kennedy and Zora Neale Hurston, along with other lesser-known writers, to create driving tours of Florida. The FWP and the State of Florida jointly published the results as Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State. In Backroads of Paradise, Cathy Salustri retraces the routes these writers traveled, bringing a modern eye to the historic tours.

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The Seminole Wars: America's Longest Indian Conflict

This illustrated popular history is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of all three Indian wars.

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Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West

Mile Marker Zero tells the story of how a league of great American writers and artists found their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise.

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White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia Key

In May 1945, activists staged a "wade-in" at a whites-only beach in Miami, protesting the Jim Crow-era laws that denied blacks access to recreational waterfront areas. Pressured by protestors in this first postwar civil rights demonstration, the Dade County Commission ultimately designated the difficult-to-access Virginia Key as a beach for African Americans. The beach became vitally important to the community, offering a place to congregate with family and friends and to enjoy the natural wonders of the area. It was also a tangible victory in the continuing struggle for civil rights in public space.