Browse by Subject: History

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

Book Cover

Forces of Nature: A History of Florida Land Conservation

In this comprehensive history of land conservation in Florida, Clay Henderson celebrates the individuals and organizations who made the state a leader in state-funded conservation and land preservation.

Book Cover

Maximum Vantage: New Selected Columns

Veteran journalist Bill Maxwell tackles important issues faced by Florida and broader American society, offering opinions on a wide variety of questions with a focus on race, agricultural labor, education, and the environment.

Book Cover

Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic

Sited on an island only four miles long and two miles wide, Key West has been fishing village, salvage yard, U.S. Navy base, cigar factory, hippie haven, gay enclave, cruise ship port-of-call, and more. Leaving no stone unturned, Kerstein reveals how Key West has changed dramatically over the years while holding on to the uniqueness that continues to attract tourists and new residents to the island.

Book Cover

The Stranahans of Fort Lauderdale: A Pioneer Family of New River

The story of Frank and Ivy Stranahan, two individuals who shaped the development of one of Florida's major urban centers.

Book Cover

Dreams in the New Century: Instant Cities, Shattered Hopes, and Florida’s Turning Point

Eminent historian Gary Mormino illuminates early twenty-first-century Florida and its connections to some of the most significant events in contemporary American history, taking stock of a tumultuous decade of change and explaining the state’s social, cultural, and political intricacies.

Book Cover

Writing for the Public Good: Essays from David R. Colburn and Senator Bob Graham

This book presents over 100 important opinion pieces from David R. Colburn and Senator Bob Graham, two of the most influential public figures in contemporary Florida, illustrating the power of civic engagement in tackling issues facing the nation.

Book Cover

Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine

This monumental biography tells the story of how one of the wealthiest men in America spared no expense to turn the country’s "Oldest City" into a highly desirable vacation destination for the rich.

Book Cover

Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles

Bringing together an unprecedented number of extensive personal stories, this book shares the triumphs and heartbreaking moments experienced by some of the first Cubans to come to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.

Book Cover

African American Studies: 50 Years at the University of Florida

African American Studies: 50 Years at the University of Florida provides an impactful overview of African American Studies; documents the research of Black faculty at UF; examines how African American Studies encourages community engagement and service; contains testimonies from community elders; and includes reflections by and about prominent UF alumni such as Judge Stephan Mickle and Dr. David Horne.

Book Cover

Facing Florida: Essays on Culture and Religion in Early Modern Southeastern America