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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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Over the centuries, Florida has been many things: an unconquered realm protected by geography, a wilderness that ruined Spanish conquistadors, "god's waiting room," and a place to start over. Depopulated after the extermination of its original native population, today it's home to nineteen million. The site of vicious racial violence, including massacres, slavery, and the roll-back of Reconstruction, Florida is now  Read more...
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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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