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 49 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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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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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.

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Death in the Everglades: The Murder of Guy Bradley, America's First Martyr to Environmentalism

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The Tropic of Cracker

Miami Herald columnist Al Burt's tribute to "Crackers," or lovers of "The Real Florida" : Zora N. Hurston, MK Rawlings, Virgil Hawkins, John DeGrove, Harry Crews, & lots of everyday folks who have in common their memory of Florida as a wild, rare place.

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Embry-Riddle at War: Aviation Training during World War II

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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.

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Sandspurs: Notes from a Coastal Columnist

Far from the myth of surf, sand, and orange juice, Mark Lane's snapshots of life in the Sunshine State are more likely to feature gargantuan insects than bikini-clad coeds.