Browse by Subject: History

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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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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.

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Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

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La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

A unique presentation of the Hispanic roots that run deep in Florida's past and present and will assuredly shape its future.

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Black Miami in the Twentieth Century

The first book devoted to the history of African Americans in south Florida and their pivotal role in the growth and development of Miami, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century traces their triumphs, drudgery, horrors, and courage during the first 100 years of the city's history. Firsthand accounts and over 130 photographs, many of them never published before, bring to life the proud heritage of Miami's black community.


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Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay's Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down

The worst ship-bridge collision in U.S. history

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George Merrick, Son of the South Wind: Visionary Creator of Coral Gables

With unprecedented access to the Merrick family, and mining a treasure trove of Merrick's personal letters, documents, speeches, and manuscripts, Arva Moore Parks presents the remarkable story of George Merrick and the development of one of the nation's most iconic planned cities.

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The Odyssey of an African Slave

Powerful, mesmerizing narrative of the life of an African-born slave

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Hotel Ponce de Leon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Flagler's Gilded Age Palace

Hotel Ponce de Leon is the first work to present the building's complete history and detail its transformation into the heart of Flagler College.