Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota, 1910-1982

Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota, 1910-1982

by Frank A Cassell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561649853
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 577,930
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Frank A. Cassell is Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. He earned the B.A. degree at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees at Northwestern University. He taught and served as an administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Roosevelt University in Chicago before taking the presidency at Pitt-Greensburg. Cassell has published books and articles on the colonial and early national periods of American history, the Columbian Exposition of 1893, social history in Indiana in the 19th century, and his experiences as a university president. The University of Pittsburgh Board Of Trustees named a new academic building at Pitt-Greensburg in his honor in 2012. He has also won awards for excellence in teaching, outstanding historical research, and community service.

He retired and moved to Sarasota with his spouse, Beth, in 2007 and now serves as a member of the Sarasota County Historical Commission and as chair of the History and Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: The Remarkable Mrs. Potter Palmer
  • Chapter Two: Building an Empire
  • Chapter Three: The Flowering of Empire, 1912-1915
  • Chapter Four: The Empire Experiments, 1912-1918
  • Chapter Five: The Fringe of Empire: Tampa and Venice
  • Chapter Six: The Empire Continues: Hyde Park Orchard and Palmer Farms
  • Chapter Seven: The Empire Continues: Oil, A Bank, and Changing Family Fortunes
  • Chapter Eight: Sunset of Empire
  • Bibliography

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