Browse by Subject: History

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War on the Gulf Coast: The Spanish Fight against William Augustus Bowles

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Wish You Were Here: Classic Florida Motel and Restaurant Advertising

The golden age of Florida kitsch

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Red Pepper and Gorgeous George: Claude Pepper's Epic Defeat in the 1950 Democratic Primary

The campaign that changed everything in Florida

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Reubin O'D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics

Askew led a group of politicians from both parties who sought—and achieved—judicial reform, redistricting, busing and desegregation, the end of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, the Sunshine Amendment, and much more.

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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