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Finding Florida : the true history of the Sunshine State

Author: T D Allman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"For generations, the turbulent story of Florida has been distorted and whitewashed. In [this book], T.D. Allman reclaims this remarkable history from the mythmakers, apologists, and boosters"--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T D Allman
ISBN: 9780802120762 0802120768
OCLC Number: 826456964
Description: xvii, 556 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Natures and names --
pt. 1 : Invasive species. Believe it or not ; The Johnny Appleseed of pigs ; Chert ; The fort, not the fountain --
pt. 2 : Coveting Florida. The West Florida Lone Star Butterfly Effect ; The unseen foe ; Americanization at Negro Fort ; Florida's fake history --
pt. 3 : Osceola's head. Governor DuVal's conspiracy ; Defined by massacre ; Jesup's capitulation ; Alternative Floridians --
pt. 4 : Whistling Dixie. Metropolis of the Branded Hand ; Disambiguation ; Empowering the betweenity ; Triumph of violence ; King Ignorance --
pt. 5 : Project future. Pioneers in Paradise ; Swanee ; The total triumph of Walter P. Fraser ; Location, location, location --
pt. 6 : Florida millennium. Theme park universe ; Cities of the future ; A fateful convergence --
Epilogue: No escape from America.
Responsibility: T.D. Allman.
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The site of vicious racial violence, including massacres, genocide, slavery, and the terrorist campaigns that undid Reconstruction, Florida is now one of our most diverse states, a dynamic  Read more...

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"A take-no-prisoners account . . . extremely timely and relevant."--"New York Times Book Review" "Gripping."--Salon.com "A magisterial rip at the state's invaders, conquerors and rulers."--"Orlando Read more...

 
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