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Best of the Best of the University Presses - 2016
Authors Lu Vickers and Cynthia Wilson Graham have put together a comprehensive history on this long forgotten vacation destination.
Paints a picture of a place of fun during a painful period in time, comparing it to other tourist spots set aside exclusively for African-Americans at the time.
The first to examine Silver Springs’ little known sister park, Paradise Park. . . . [It] unveils the complex origins and demise of Silver Springs’ separate theme park for African Americans.
A comprehensive and contextualized account of Paradise Park’s (and Silver Springs’) history. . . . A valuable addition to the meager volume of literature on African American tourism in Jim Crow Florida.
--Florida Historical Quarterly