NEW BOOKS: Florida.

Challenge and Change; Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation by June Benowitz. University of Florida Press, 2017 paper. Conservative women, mostly white and middle-class, took up the cause of anti-communism. Look for them today at Tea Party events where they are more interested in reforming healthcare, etc.

Saving Florida; Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century by Leslie Poole. University of Florida Press, 2016. How conservative women in the 1950s helped to lay the foundation for a new-right.

Florida Disasters; True Stories of Tragedy and Survival by E. Lynne Wright. Globe Pequot, 2017 paper. The citrus freeze of 189t, a tidal wave in 1935, the Apollo fire in 1967, and the Challenger disaster of 1986. There are more – deadly but also very expensive to the state and its citizens.

Florida’s Civil War; Terrible Sacrifices by Tracy Revels. Mercer, 2016. Floridians, slave and free, participated in the Civil War on both the Confederate and Union sides.

Remembering Florida Springs by Tim Hollis. Seaside Publishing, 2017 paper. When tourists first began visiting Florida, they were drawn to our springs, Silver, Wakulla, Rainbow, and Homosassa. They got to the springs on steam-powered riverboats. Hence the state and its springs were both a tourist mecca and a wildlife wonderland.

St. Augustine in History by Rodney & Loretta Carlisle. Pineapple Press, 2017 paper. Florida’s oldest city has long been a focal point for Florida’s major industry, tourism.

The Gulf; The Making of an American Sea by Jack Davis. Liveright, 2017. An explanation of plate tectonics, Indian settlements before the arrival of Europeans, hurricanes, oil pollution – and the future.

A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions by Doug Alderson. Pineapple Press, 2016 paper. Florida’s tourist industry dates back to the late nineteenth century, but its clientele has changed.

Guide to Florida Pioneer Sites by Rodney Carlisle & Loretta Carlisle. Pineapple Press, 2017 paper. Florida’s historic pioneer and cracker villages.

Barrier Islands of The Florida Gulf Coast Peninsula by Richard Davis, Jr. Pineapple Press, 2017, paper. There are thirty barrier islands along the Gulf Coast of Florida this is a geological history and the interventions of human life.

Biohistory of Florida by Francis Zettler. Pineapple Press, 2017 paper. Prehistoric Florida to the present-day with some reckoning of the future.

Key West in History by Loretta Carlisle & Rodney. Pineapple Press, 2017 paper. A two-hundred-year history of this unique town at the tip of peninsular Florida.

 

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