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Finding Florida : the true history of the Sunshine State

Author: T D Allman
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally published in hardcover in 2013.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T D Allman
ISBN: 9780802122308 0802122302
OCLC Number: 873617194
Description: xvii, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 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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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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