Florida Mapping The Sunshine State Through History

Author: Vincent Virga
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762767496
Size: 15.68 MB
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These books, produced from the archives ofthe Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays. Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Sunshine State from the collections of the Library of Congress, a foreword by Vincent Virga about the Library of Congress collection and the Florida maps, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Florida for residents, former residents, and visitors.

Florida

Author: Tika Downey
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404281097
Size: 10.90 MB
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Describes the history, ecology, geography, economy, and sights of the Sunshine State, Florida.

It Happened In Florida

Author: E. Lynne Wright
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762761692
Size: 14.36 MB
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From Ponce de Leon's discovery of the “Land of Flowers” in 1513 to the suspense of the 2000 presidential election, It Happened in Florida takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of thirty of the most compelling episodes from the Sunshine State's vibrant past. This revised edition includes brand new glimpses into Florida history, a map, and a thorough index.

Sunshine Champs

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781617863349
Size: 14.90 MB
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This fun combination of original fable and factual information introduces young readers to the state of Florida through an entertaining and educational story based on the state symbols, history and geography. Take a trip through Florida as Alex, the alligator helps his baseball team with the league. Along the way Alex learns about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Florida a great state! In addition to the illustrated story, interesting and informative factual sidebars about the state are found throughout the book. A treasure-hunt map plots the journey and a cultural recipe is also included. This book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around Florida with a map showing the locations. This title is a great way to explore Florida in preparation for state reports or family vacations! Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Speaking Ill Of The Dead Jerks In Florida History

Author: E. Lynne Wright
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 0762778547
Size: 14.30 MB
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The lives of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary–if misunderstood–thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes, jerks, and evil doers from history all get their due in the short essays featured in these enlightening, informative, books. Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Florida History features more than a dozen short biographies of nefarious characters, from the misguided Dr. Frederick Weedon, the physician who treated the great Muskegee warrior Osceola during his captivity, to Lewis Powell, John Wilkes Booth’s Florida co-conspirator.

Florida S Hurricane History

Author: Jay Barnes
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469600215
Size: 10.25 MB
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The Sunshine State has an exceptionally stormy past. Vulnerable to storms that arise in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, Florida has been hit by far more hurricanes than any other state. In many ways, hurricanes have helped shape Florida's history. Early efforts by the French, Spanish, and English to claim the territory as their own were often thwarted by hurricanes. More recently, storms have affected such massive projects as Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad and efforts to manage water in South Florida. In this book, Jay Barnes offers a fascinating and informative look at Florida's hurricane history. Drawing on meteorological research, news reports, first-person accounts, maps, and historical photographs, he traces all of the notable hurricanes that have affected the state over the last four-and-a-half centuries, from the great storms of the early colonial period to the devastating hurricanes of 2004 and 2005--Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina, and Wilma. In addition to providing a comprehensive chronology of more than one hundred individual storms, Florida's Hurricane History includes information on the basics of hurricane dynamics, formation, naming, and forecasting. It explores the origins of the U.S. Weather Bureau and government efforts to study and track hurricanes in Florida, home of the National Hurricane Center. But the book does more than examine how hurricanes have shaped Florida's past; it also looks toward the future, discussing the serious threat that hurricanes continue to pose to both lives and property in the state. Filled with more than 200 photographs and maps, the book also features a foreword by Steve Lyons, tropical weather expert for the Weather Channel. It will serve as both an essential reference on hurricanes in Florida and a remarkable source of the stories--of tragedy and destruction, rescue and survival--that foster our fascination with these powerful storms. Vulnerable to storms that arise in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, Florida has been hit by far more hurricanes than any other state. In this updated edition of Florida's Hurricane History, Jay Barnes draws on meteorological research, news reports, first-person accounts, maps, and historical photographs to trace all of the notable hurricanes that have affected the state over the last four-and-a-half centuries, from the early colonial period to the devastating hurricanes of 2004 and 2005--Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina, and Wilma. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs and maps, the book is filled with fascinating stories of tragedy and survival.

The New History Of Florida

Author: Michael Gannon
Publisher:
ISBN: 0813044316
Size: 17.54 MB
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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 22 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 León 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. Contents Introduction, by Michael Gannon Original Inhabitants, by Jerald T. Milanich First European Contacts, by Michael Gannon Settlement and Survival, by Eugene Lyon Republic of Spaniards, Republic of Indians, by Amy Turner Bushnell The Missions of Spanish Florida, by John H. Hann Raids, Sieges, and International Wars, by Charles W. Arnade Pensacola, 1686-1763, by William S. Coker British Rule in the Floridas, by Robin F. A. Fabel The Second Spanish Period in the Two Floridas, by William S. Coker and Susan R. Parker Free and Slave, by Jane Landers Florida's Seminole and Miccosukee Peoples, by John K. Mahon and Brent R. Weisman U.S. Territory and State, by Daniel L. Schafer The Civil War, 1861-1865, by Canter Brown, Jr. Reconstruction and Renewal, 1865-1877, by Jerrell H. Shofner Prelude to the New Florida, 1877-1919, by Samuel Proctor Fortune and Misfortune: The Paradoxical Twenties, by William W. Rogers The Great Depression, by William W. Rogers World War II, by Gary R. Mormino Florida Politics in the Twentieth Century, by David R. Colburn The African American Experience in Twentieth-Century Florida, by Maxine D. Jones From Migration to Multiculturalism: A History of Florida Immigration, by Raymond A. Mohl and George E. Pozzetta The Big Change in the Sunshine State: A Social History of Modern Florida, by Raymond A. Mohl and Gary R. Mormino Michael Gannon, volume editor, is Distinguished Service Professor of History and director of the Institute for Early Contact Period Studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of Rebel Bishop (1964), The Cross in the Sand: The Early Catholic Church in Florida, 1513-1870 (UPF, 1965, 1983), Operation Drumbeat (1990), and the novel Secret Missions (1994); as well as the bestselling Florida: A Short History (UPF, 1993), which won a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History.