Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida / Edition 1

Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida / Edition 1

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by Gary R. Mormino
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813028183

ISBN-13: 9780813028187

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Florida has stirred the imaginations of Walt Disney, Dick Pope, Elizabeth Bishop, and Carl Hiaasen, but beneath the iconography of popular culture Mormino reveals a complex social framework. He ranges far and wide across the landscape of a place that is at once the continental United States' southernmost state and the northernmost outpost of the Caribbean, from…  See more details below

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Florida has stirred the imaginations of Walt Disney, Dick Pope, Elizabeth Bishop, and Carl Hiaasen, but beneath the iconography of popular culture Mormino reveals a complex social framework. He ranges far and wide across the landscape of a place that is at once the continental United States' southernmost state and the northernmost outpost of the Caribbean, from sprawling metropolises to those remote regions where the echoes of Old Dixie and a vanishing Florida can still be heard. He evokes contrasting and compelling images: the sacred and profane; the seductions of the beach and the dynamics of a graying population; the Fountain of Youth and a kitschy wasteland. This is a story of character and composition, of people and places, and of the enduring but changing meaning of a dream state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813028187
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Florida History and Culture Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

1Look away Dixieland : the contours of sunbelt Florida11
2Florida on the installment plan : the third great land boom44
3Tourist empires and the invention of Florida : B.D. (before Disney) to A.D. (after Disney)76
4Old folks at home : the graying of Florida123
5Sunbelt hues : cold wars, hot markets, and nagging doubts149
6Wondrous fruit, bountiful land : from farms to agribusiness185
7Machines in paradise : techno Florida229
8The internationalization of Florida282
9The beach301

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Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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