The Florida History and Culture Series

Edited by Raymond Arsenault, University of South Florida; and Gary R. Mormino

Series Description:

During the past half-century, the expanding population and increased national and international visibility of Florida have sparked a great deal of popular interest in the state's past, present, and projected future. But the literature on Florida's distinctive heritage and character has not kept pace with the state's enhanced status. This series is designed to remedy that situation by providing an accessible and attractive format for the publication of Florida-related books, including scholarly books, works of synthesis, carefully selected works of popular history, memoirs, and anthologies. While the series will feature books of historical interest, the editors encourage authors researching Florida's environment, politics, literature, and popular or material culture to submit projects for consideration. This series is no longer accepting new titles.

For more Information:

Raymond Arsenault
University of South Florida
Department of History
140 7TH Ave. South, 200 Snell House
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 553-1555
Fax: (727) 553-3163

Gary R. Mormino
(727) 667-4712

There are 50 books in this series.

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Hidden Seminoles: Julian Dimock's Historic Florida Photographs

A treasure trove of fascinating images

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Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida

Ranging from light and comical to wistful and nostalgic, Klinkenberg roams the state from panhandle to the keys, looking to answer the question, "What makes Florida Florida?"

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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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Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College

An architectural icon's vision for American education

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Gladesmen: Gator Hunters, Moonshiners, and Skiffers

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Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss

Exposing the unseen environmental consequences of rampant sprawl, Pittman and Waite explain how wetland protection creates the illusion of environmental protection while doing little to stem the tide of destruction.

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Manatee Insanity: Inside the War over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species

Why is the manatee just as imperiled today as it was 40 years ago?

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The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine

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Hitler's Soldiers in the Sunshine State: German POWs in Florida

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

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Seasons of Real Florida

This award-winning feature writer for the St. Petersburg Times takes readers on an off the beaten path, seasonal tour of Florida's history, folkways, and natural landscape.