Browse by Subject: History

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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.

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Trout: A True Story of Murder, Teens, and the Death Penalty

A haunting tale of teenage murderers, mistaken identity, and a brutal justice system

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Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical Waters

Finding the Fountain of Youth is a delightful reminder of journeys past--and a peek at those to come.


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Florida Under Five Flags, fifth edition

In this highly readable account, Rembert Patrick, the first of many giants among Florida historians, summarizes Florida's history under the flags of Spain, France, Great Britain, the Confederacy, and the United States.