Browse by Subject: History
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An in-depth look at a wrongful conviction and its landmark reversal, this book is the story of Nathan Myers and Clifford Williams, who were released in 2019 after almost 43 years in prison in the first exoneration brought about through a Conviction Integrity Unit in Florida.
A surprising tale of corruption alongside activism, this book reveals the little-known story of Teamsters Local 385, the union that represents the performers who play the iconic characters of Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Cinderella at Walt Disney World.
In this book, Carl Van Ness describes the formative years of higher education in Florida, comparing the trajectory to that of other states and putting it in context within the broader history and culture of the South.
This book is an insider’s account of the case of Freddie Lee Pitts and Wilbert Lee, two Black men who were wrongfully charged and convicted of murder and sentenced to death during the civil rights era of the 1960s.
This is the definitive biography of a famous developer and fascinating entrepreneur. Born in Indiana, Carl Fisher helped build the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and headed promotion for the Indy 500. But these feats were only prologue to his grandest adventure, as primary developer and promoter of Miami Beach.
The Allure of Immortality, with a new preface: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet
The true story of cult leader Cyrus Teed, who built a communal utopia in the Florida scrubland at the turn of the twentieth century and preached a hollow earth theory to his followers.
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.
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.
The architectural, military, environmental, and political history of a little-known Civil War outpost that was the most heavily armed coastal defense fort in United States history.