The New History of Florida / Edition 1

The New History of Florida / Edition 1

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by Michael Gannon
     
 

The New History of Florida, the first comprehensive history of the state to be written in a quarter of a century, is the culmination of the most recent and significant work from a galaxy of specialists. Each of the twenty-two chapters, which weave together in one continuous narrative, was written especially for this volume. Their authors present here not only… See more details below

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The New History of Florida, the first comprehensive history of the state to be written in a quarter of a century, is the culmination of the most recent and significant work from a galaxy of specialists. Each of the twenty-two chapters, which weave together in one continuous narrative, was written especially for this volume. Their authors present here not only political, economic, military, and religious information but also social history and personal experiences. Endnotes and a bibliography are appended to each chapter. Florida's first inhabitants entered the peninsula and panhandle about 10,000 years ago. The Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon stumbled ashore near Melbourne Beach in 1513. He called the place La Florida, the first permanent geographic name of European origin to be etched upon the maps of the American continent. Over three centuries of Spanish and English colonial history followed before the United States acquired Florida in 1821. The first state flag was raised over a new capitol in Tallahassee on May 26, 1845. Written to observe the sesquicentennial of statehood, this work will document the rich history of the Sunshine State for general readers, students, and scholars well into the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813014159
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
First
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
1Original Inhabitants1
2First European Contacts16
3Settlement and Survival40
4Republic of Spaniards, Republic of Indians62
5The Missions of Spanish Florida78
6Raids, Sieges, and International Wars100
7Pensacola, 1686-1763117
8British Rule in the Floridas134
9The Second Spanish Period in the Two Floridas150
10Free and Slave167
11Florida's Seminole and Miccosukee Peoples183
12U.S. Territory and State207
13The Civil War, 1861-1865231
14Reconstruction and Renewal, 1865-1877249
15Prelude to the New Florida, 1877-1919266
16Fortune and Misfortune: The Paradoxical Twenties287
17The Great Depression304
18World War II323
19Florida Politics in the Twentieth Century344
20The African-American Experience in Twentieth-Century Florida373
21From Migration to Multiculturalism: A History of Florida Immigration391
22The Big Change in the Sunshine State: A Social History of Modern Florida418
Contributors449
Index452

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