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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:   eBook : Document : English
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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
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Allman, T. D.
Finding Florida
(DLC) 2014397613
(OCoLC)826456964
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T D Allman
ISBN: 9780802193735 0802193730
OCLC Number: 882259874
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 556 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations.
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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"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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