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Browse by Subject: History

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Thunder on the River: The Civil War in Northeast Florida

Sheds light on this oft-forgotten theatre of war and details the dynamic racial and cultural factors that led to Florida’s engagement on behalf of the South.

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Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast

Including transcriptions of the original Spanish documents as well as English translations, this volume presents--in their own words--the experiences and reactions of Spaniards who came to Florida with Juan Ponce de León, Pánfilo de Narváez, Hernando de Soto, and Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

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State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties

Drawing on previously unpublished sources and newly unsealed records, Judith Poucher profiles five individuals who stood up to the Johns Committee.

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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.

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Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food

In Fed Up, Dale Slongwhite collects the nearly inconceivable and chilling oral histories of African American farmworkers whose lives, and those of their families, were forever altered by one of the most disturbing pesticide exposure incidents in United States’ history.

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Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Tells the riveting story of the intense conflicts over teaching evolution in Florida, revealing how not just this state, but the entire country has been Going Ape over this hot-button issue.

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Long Key: Flagler’s Island Getaway for the Rich and Famous

Expertly depicts this slice of long-lost Florida and resurrects the famous personalities who found refuge from the limelight at Long Key.

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Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida's Environment

Marjorie Harris Carr is an intimate look at this remarkable woman who dedicated her life to conserving Florida’s wildlife and wild places. It is also a revelation of how the grassroots battle to save a small but vitally important river in central Florida transformed the modern environmental movement.

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The Making of Nova Southeastern University: A Tradition of Innovation, 1964-2014

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From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans: Florida and Its Politics since 1940, second edition

The rise of Florida as bellwether for the politics of the South--and the nation. As the story of one of the most influential states, the book redefines Florida politics.