On the Knife: A History of Sugar in Florida

On the Knife: A History of Sugar in Florida

by Nicholas G Penniman
On the Knife: A History of Sugar in Florida

On the Knife: A History of Sugar in Florida

by Nicholas G Penniman

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Overview

The history of sugar in Florida is a tale of experimentation and entrepreneurs, early mistakes and later successes, politics and money flowing freely from Washington to the sugar barons and then back again as campaign contributions guaranteed the industry would grow in influence well beyond its impact on the economy.

This book was written from hundreds of sources, interviews and site visits. It is an attempt to help the reader concerned about human health, south Florida's delicate ecosystem, and money in politics understand how we got to this point, and to think about where we go in the future.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781954396012
Publisher: Barringer Publishing/Schlesinger Advertising
Publication date: 03/15/2021
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 349,389
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Nicholas G. Penniman IV retired in 1999 as publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and as senior VP of newspaper operations for Pulitzer Publishing Company. A 1960 graduate of Princeton University, he did graduate work at both the Wharton Graduate School and Washington University St. Louis. Penniman is currently chair emeritus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a trustee emeritus of the Everglades Foundation, past chair of American Rivers and chair emeritus of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Penniman has three books-A Toxic Inconvenience: Red Tide and Blue-Green Algae on Florida's Coast, Nature's Steward: A History of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and On The Knife: A History of Sugar in Florida. Penniman and his wife, Linda reside in Naples, Florida.
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