First published in 1873, Palmetto Leaves is a collection of idyllic sketches by famed author Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) describing idyllic Florida life in the late 1800s. Descriptions of picnicking,
A concise and accessible history of the state’s unique political system, its development over the last 150 years, and the most important issues facing it today. Explores the shaping influences of: the state’s early ties to Spain and Great Britain,
Eighteen of Florida’s best-loved writers, including Carl Hiaasen, Al Burt, Randy Wayne White, the late Archie Carr and others, share their love for Florida’s natural beauty and their commitment to preserving it.
Writing with insight and sensitivity, Crowley navigates the history of this denomination through the 20th century and the emergence of at least twenty mutually exclusive factions of Primitive Baptists in this specific region of the Deep South.
For 500 years, visitors to Florida have discovered magic. In Some Kind of Paradise, an eloquent social and environmental history of the state, Mark Derr describes how this exotic land is fast becoming a victim of its own allure.