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Florida History 101 (Thursdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm ET)   NEW!

This course is designed to provide an introduction to major themes in Florida history, spanning the prehistoric period to the end of the 19th century. During group sessions on Zoom, the instructor will use images, lecture and discussion to explore how the intertwined themes of race, class, gender and environmental change are critical to understanding the state’s past, present and future. Class size limit: 150.

Suggest Reading:

Baptist, Edward E. Creating an Old South: Middle Florida's Plantation Frontier before the Civil War. University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Derr, Mark. Some Kind of Paradise: A Chronicle of Man and the Land in Florida. William Morrow & Company, 1989.
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. Florida: The Long Frontier. Harper & Row, 1967.
Jahoda, Gloria. Florida: A History. W.W. Norton, 1984.
Landers, Jane. Black Society in Spanish Florida. University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Ortiz, Paul. Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920. University of California Press, 2006.
Rivers, Larry Eugene. Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation. University of Florida Press, 1999.
Wright, J. Leitch. Creeks and Seminoles: The Destruction and Regeneration of the Muscogulge People. University of Nebraska Press, 1990.


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