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Books by Gary R. Mormino

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Millard Fillmore Caldwell: Governing on the Wrong Side of History

Once considered one of the greatest Floridians of his generation, Millard Fillmore Caldwell is known today for his inability to adjust to the racial progress of the modern world. Leading Florida historian Gary Mormino tackles the difficult question of how to remember yesterday’s heroes who are now known to have had serious flaws.

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The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885–1985

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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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Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida

From New Spain, to Old South, to New South, to Sunbelt, the story of how and why millions have come to Florida and influenced the enduring but changing meanings of a dreamstate. 52 b&w and 6 color photos, 4 maps.