Florida: A Short History

Florida: A Short History

by Michael V. Gannon

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This is a welcome mini-successor to Charlton Tebeau's out-of-print A History of Florida. Gannon (history, Univ. of Florida) has updated coverage of the state's long history to include minorities, women, and environmental concerns through the year of Hurricane Andrew, focusing more on social than political history. The book contains some minor factual errors: the town of Cedar Key is misspelled several times as Cedar Keys, which is an offshore wildlife refuge; Gannon laments the exclusionary policies of the Universities of Miami and Florida, which in the 1940s excluded blacks from sports teams, while ignoring the opportunities then afforded African Americans at A&M College, which produced renowned athletes Willie Gallimore and Althea Gibson. Despite these slips, Gannon's work belongs on all library shelves.-- Susan Hamburger, Alderman Lib., Univ. of Virginia Lib., Charlottesville

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University Press of Florida
Publication date:
Columbus Quincentenary Series
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.75(d)

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