Browse by Subject: Florida

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To Tell a Black Story of Miami

In this book, Tatiana McInnis examines literary and cultural representations of Miami alongside the city’s material realities to challenge the image of South Florida as a diverse cosmopolitan paradise.

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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.

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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.

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Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East

Bob Beatty dives deep into the motivations and musical background of Duane Allman to tell the story of what made At Fillmore East not just a smash hit, but one of the most important live rock albums in history.

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Celebrating Florida: Works of Art from the Vickers Collection

This book illustrates in full color a generous selection of paintings, drawings, and prints by some of the world’s most significant artists who came to Florida from 1823 to 1950 to capture the “Sunshine State.” 

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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.

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The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers

This book reveals the social history behind how the Cuban sandwich evolved from its origins in the midnight cafés of Havana to claim a spot on menus around the world.

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Manatee Insanity: Inside the War over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species

Why is the manatee just as imperiled today as it was 40 years ago?

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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.

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Marge and Julia: The Correspondence between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Julia Scribner Bigham

Exploring the rich, enduring companionship shared by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Julia Scribner Bigham through never-before-published letters, Marge and Julia provides a revelatory depiction of these two literary women’s experiences in mid-twentieth-century America.