The New History of Florida

The New History of Florida

by Michael Gannon
     
 

“A major new history of Florida.”—Miami Herald

“A jewel, a readable narrative of Florida’s history.”—Tallahassee Democrat

“As interesting as it is informative.”—Naples Daily News

“Undoubtedly will become the standard reference on Florida.”—Orlando Sentinel

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“A major new history of Florida.”—Miami Herald

“A jewel, a readable narrative of Florida’s history.”—Tallahassee Democrat

“As interesting as it is informative.”—Naples Daily News

“Undoubtedly will become the standard reference on Florida.”—Orlando Sentinel

“A welcome addition to the understanding of the Land of Flowers, from Spain to Spaceport and beyond.”—Pensacola News Journal

“As much a state of mind as it is a slice of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico . . . Florida could become a place of civic texture if we understand its past. Professor Gannon’s book is a good place to begin.”—St. Petersburg Times

“Incorporates much of the new scholarship . . .  exploring the lives of African Americans, Indians, and Florida’s common white folk. . . . For those interested in seeking out the multifaceted aspects of their native or adopted state, this is the place to start.”—Tampa Tribune

Michael Gannon is a renowned scholar and writer known as “the dean of Florida historians.” A versatile intellectual with a long, successful career at the University of Florida, he has authored and edited numerous acclaimed histories.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813044316
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
11/04/2012
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Introduction Michael Gannon xiii

1 Original Inhabitants Jerald T. Milanich 1

2 First European Contacts Michael Gannon 16

3 Settlement and Survival Eugene Lyon 40

4 Republic of Spaniards, Republic of Indians Amy Turner Bushnell 62

5 The Missions of Spanish Florida John H. Hann 78

6 Raids, Sieges, and International Wars Charles W. Arnade 100

7 Pensacola, 1686-1763 William S. Coker 117

8 British Rule in the Floridas Robin F. A. Fabel 134

9 The Second Spanish Period in the Two Floridas William S. Coker Susan R. Parker 150

10 Free and Slave Jane Landers 167

11 Florida's Seminole and Miccosukee Peoples John K. Mahon Brent R. Weisman 183

12 U.S. Territory and State Daniel L. Schafer 207

13 The Civil War, 1861-1865 Canter Brown, Jr. 231

14 Reconstruction and Renewal, 1865-1877 Jerrell H. Shofner 249

15 Prelude to the New Florida, 1877-1919 Samuel Proctor 266

16 Fortune and Misfortune: The Paradoxical Twenties William W. Rogers 287

17 The Great Depression William W. Rogers 304

18 World War II Gary R. Mormino 323

19 Florida Politics in the Twentieth Century David R. Colburn 344

20 The African-American Experience in Twentieth-Century Florida Maxim D. Jones 373

21 From Migration to Multiculturalism: A History of Florida Immigration Raymond A. Mohl George E. Pozzetta 391

22 The Big Change in the Sunshine State: A Social History of Modern Florida Raymond A. Mohl Gary R. Mormino 418

Contributors 449

Index 452

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