The first book-length treatment of the German POW experience in Florida during WW II. Captured on U-boats off the Carolinas, and in Tunisia, Italy, & France, 378,000 Germans were held prisoners in 45 states--10,000 of them in 27 Florida camps. Concentrati
Florida can seem like a child’s dream of paradise: endless sunny days, trips to the beach to swim and build sandcastles, bike riding without a jacket in the middle of January, and magical theme parks only a short drive away. But what was life really like for those who grew up here?
Established by a black community in the eighteenth century during British colonization of the Bahamas, the Northern Burial Ground of St. Matthew’s Parish was an important expression of the group’s African cultural identity. Analyzing the landscape and artifacts found at the site, Grace Turner shows how the community used this separate space to maintain a sense of social belonging despite the power of white planters and the colonial government.