Browse by Subject: History

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The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantation: Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy

The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantation traces Henry Beadel’s evolution from sportsman and naturalist to conservationist. 

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Saving South Beach

How a desperate struggle over two square miles of prime oceanfront real estate gave birth to one of America’s most iconic destinations for tourism, art, fashion, nightlife, and hedonism.

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Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

A history of continuity and change in Florida's state prison system between 1910 and 1957, exploring conditions at the state prison farm at Raiford (the third largest prison farm in the South at this time) as well as in the chain gangs and road prisons.

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Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic

Sited on an island only four miles long and two miles wide, Key West has been fishing village, salvage yard, U.S. Navy base, cigar factory, hippie haven, gay enclave, cruise ship port-of-call, and more. Leaving no stone unturned, Kerstein reveals how Key West has changed dramatically over the years while holding on to the uniqueness that continues to attract tourists and new residents to the island.

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A Journey into Florida Railroad History

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Forts of Florida: A Guidebook

A quick and accurate tour guide to Florida's military past

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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.