A History Lover's Guide to Florida

A History Lover's Guide to Florida

by James C. Clark

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Overview

A bucket list of fresh-squeezed Florida history, Florida is a state of transplants. Even people who relocated here decades ago still claim their birthplace as their home. They might change their mind if they knew that the Sunshine State owns one of the richest histories in the nation. Decades before the Pilgrims, the Spanish celebrated Thanksgiving in Florida. Centuries before the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, the holiday was celebrated in St. Augustine, where urban renewal was underway when Jamestown settlers arrived. Author James Clark offers a lifetime of places to explore and thousands of facts to fascinate, tracing the state's long history from Pensacola to the Florida Keys.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467143387
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/05/2020
Series: History & Guide
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 270,056
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


James C. Clark is a senior lecturer in the History Department at the University of Central Florida. He is one of Florida's leading historians, the author of ten books and the editor of a three-volume anthology of Florida writers. He has been honored by the Florida Historical Society, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and the Florida Magazine Association. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Your Journey Starts Here 9

5 Flags Over Florida 11

10 Explorers 23

10 Pirates 31

10 Forts 43

10 Wars 58

10 Hurricanes 71

10 Shipwrecks 85

10 Movies 98

22 U.S. Presidents 111

40 Historic Landmarks 131

50 Museums 160

25 Writers 188

60 Books 210

10 Archives 231

100 Key Dates in Florida History 237

Maps 249

Index 255

About the Author 269

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