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Resources for the 2012-13 Florida History Fair

Sponsored by the Museum of Florida History, the Florida History Fair (FHF) is an annual, statewide activity that enhances the teaching and learning of history at elementary and secondary levels.

Additional Primary and Secondary Resources Related to the Florida Topics

Forever Changed: Florida and Juan Ponce de León’s 1513 Voyage

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Printed Primary Sources
  • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (University of Nebraska, 2003).
  • Bartolomé de Las Casas, A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies (various editions).
  • Lawrence Clayton, et al., The De Soto Chronicles (University of Alabama, 1995).
  • Knight of Elvas, The Discovery and Conquest of Terra Florida… (various editions).
    --sometimes published under the “Gentleman of Elvas.”
  • Garcilaso de la Vega, The Florida of the Inca (various editions).
Key Secondary Sources
  • Alfred Crosby, The Columbian Exchange (Greenwood, 1973).
  • Michael Gannon, The Cross in the Sand (University of Florida, 1965).
  • Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe (University of Florida, 1998).
  • David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale, 2009).

Turning Point for Native Cultures: The Arrival of Europeans and Africans in Florida

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Printed Primary Sources
  • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (University of Nebraska, 2003).
  • Bartolomé de Las Casas, A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies (various editions).
  • Lawrence Clayton, et al., The De Soto Chronicles (University of Alabama, 1995).
  • Knight of Elvas, The Discovery and Conquest of Terra Florida… (various editions).
    --sometimes published under the “Gentleman of Elvas.”
  • Garcilaso de la Vega, The Florida of the Inca (various editions).
Key Secondary Sources
  • Alfred Crosby, The Columbian Exchange (Greenwood, 1973).
  • Michael Gannon, The Cross in the Sand (University of Florida, 1965).
  • Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe (University of Florida, 1998).
  • David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale, 2009).

The Expedition of Pánfilo de Narváez: Opening Florida to Exploration

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State Library of Florida
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Printed Primary Sources
  • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (University of Nebraska, 2003).
Key Secondary Sources
  • Alfred Crosby, The Columbian Exchange (Greenwood, 1973).
  • Michael Gannon, The Cross in the Sand (University of Florida, 1965).
  • Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe (University of Florida, 1998).
  • David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale, 2009).

Hernando de Soto and the Spread of European Disease to Native Peoples

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Printed Primary Sources
  • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (University of Nebraska, 2003).
  • Bartolomé de Las Casas, A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies (various editions).
  • Lawrence Clayton, et al., The De Soto Chronicles (University of Alabama, 1995).
  • Knight of Elvas, The Discovery and Conquest of Terra Florida… (various editions).
  • Garcilaso de la Vega, The Florida of the Inca (various editions).
Key Secondary Sources
  • Alfred Crosby, The Columbian Exchange (Greenwood, 1973).
  • Robbie Ethridge, From Chicaza to Chickasaw (University of North Carolina, 2010).
  • Charles Ewen, Hernando de Soto Among the Apalachee (University of Florida, 1998).
  • Patricia Galloway, The Hernando de Soto Expedition (University of Nebraska, 1997).
  • Michael Gannon, The Cross in the Sand (University of Florida, 1965).
  • Jerald T. Milanich, Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe (University of Florida, 1998).
  • United States De Soto Expedition Commission, Final Report of the United States De Soto Expedition Commission (Smithsonian, 1985).
  • David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale, 2009).

The French in Florida: Impetus for Spanish Action

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Division of Historical Resources
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Printed Primary Sources
  • Charles Bennett, Laudonnière & Fort Caroline: History and Documents (University of Alabama, 2001).
  • René Goulaine de Laudonnière, A Notable History Containing Four Voyages Made By Certain French Captains Unto Florida (various editions).
  • Jacques Le Moyne, Narrative of Le Moyne, An Artist who Accompanied the French Expedition to Florida under Laudonnière, 1564 (Osgood, 1875).
  • Jean Ribault, The Whole & True Discouerye of Terra Florida (University of Florida, 1974).

St. Augustine: The First Permanent European Settlement in Florida

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Key Secondary Sources
  • Michael Gannon, The Cross in the Sand (University of Florida, 1965).
  • David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale, 2009).

Mission San Luis: A Microcosm of Spanish and Native Interaction

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State Library of Florida
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Key Secondary Sources
  • Mark F. Boyd, Here they Once Stood (University of Florida, 1951).
  • Michael Gannon, The Cross in the Sand (University of Florida, 1965).
  • John H. Hann, Apalachee (University of Florida, 1988).
  • Jerald T. Milanich, Laboring in the Fields of the Lord (University of Florida, 2006).
  • David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale, 2009).

Governor James Moore and the Destruction of Apalachee in 1704

Florida Memory
Division of Historical Resources
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Printed Primary Sources
  • Extracts of accounts of Moore’s campaign printed in John H. Hann, Apalachee (University of Florida, 1988).
Key Secondary Sources
  • Mark F. Boyd, Here they Once Stood (University of Florida, 1951).
  • Michael Gannon, The Cross in the Sand (University of Florida, 1965).
  • John H. Hann, Apalachee (University of Florida, 1988).
  • Jerald T. Milanich, Laboring in the Fields of the Lord (University of Florida, 2006).
  • David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale, 2009).

The Adams-Onís Treaty: Florida Joins the United States Union

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Printed Primary Sources
  • William H. Simmons, Notices of East Florida (A.E. Miller, 1822).
  • John Lee Williams, The Territory of Florida (A.T. Goodrich, 1837).
Key Secondary Sources
  • David J. Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale, 2009).
  • J. Leitch Wright, Creeks and Seminoles (University of Nebraska, 1986).

The Dade Massacre: Beginning of the Second Seminole War

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Key Secondary Sources
  • Frank Laumer, Massacre! (University of Florida, 1968).
  • John K. Mahon, The History of the Second Seminole War (University of Florida, 2010).
  • J. Leitch Wright, Creeks and Seminoles (University of Nebraska, 1986).

Dr. John Gorrie: Beginning of Air Conditioning, Beginning of Change

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Key Secondary Sources
  • Raymond B. Becker, John Gorrie, M.D. (Carlton, 1972).
  • Vivian M. Sherlock, The Fever Man (Medallion, 1982).

Florida’s Secession Convention of 1861: A Meeting that Changed Florida History

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State Library of Florida
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Susan Bradford Eppes: The Civil War and a Life Changed

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State Library of Florida
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The Union Blockade: Turning Point for the Civil War in Florida

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State Library of Florida
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Chloe Merrick Reed and Reconstruction in Florida: A Turning Point in Public Education

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The Impact of Jonathan C. Gibbs on Florida’s Reconstruction

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The Cuban Cigar Industry Moves to Key West: Turning Point for Hispanic Communities

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The Grand Hotels of Flagler and Plant: The First Great Era of Florida Tourism

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The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1888: The Beginning of Public Health in Florida

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The Great Freeze of 1895: A Turning Point for Florida’s Citrus Industry

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Key Secondary Sources
  • Alissa Hamilton, Squeezed (Yale, 2009).
  • John McPhee, Oranges (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966).

Ivy Stranahan and the Reemergence of Seminole Indian Culture in Florida

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Key Secondary Sources
  • August Burghard, Mrs. Frank Stranahan, Pioneer (Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society, 1968).
  • Harry Kersey, Pelts, Plumes and Hides (University of Florida, 1975).

River of Grass: Turning Point for the Everglades

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Key Secondary Sources
  • Nelson M. Blake, Land into Water, Water into Land (University of Florida, 1989).
  • Jack E. Davis, An Everglades Providence (University of Georgia, 2009).
  • Mark Derr, Some Kind of Paradise (University of Florida, 1998).
  • Michael Grunwald, The Swamp (Simon & Schuster, 2006).
  • David McCally, The Everglades (University of Florida, 2000).
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas, The River of Grass (various editions).
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Voice of the River (Pineapple Press, 1987).

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s School for Girls: A Turning Point in Education

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Printed Primary Sources
  • Mary McLeod Bethune, Building a Better World (Indiana University, 1999).

The 1926 Miami Hurricane: Florida’s Turning Point to Economic Depression

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Key Secondary Sources
  • Jay Barnes, Florida’s Hurricane History (University of North Carolina, 2007).
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Hurricane (Rinehart & Co., 1958).

The Tabert Scandal: Turning Point in the Dissolution of Florida’s Convict Lease System

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Florida and the U-Boats: Torpedoes, Saboteurs, and the Battle of the Atlantic

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Military Training in World War II Florida: Laying the Foundation for Postwar Growth

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Key Secondary Sources
  • John Daniel Hutchinson, “Sites of Contention: Military Bases and the Transformation of the American South during World War II,” (Dissertation, Florida State University, 2011).

The Space Program in Florida

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Florida Tourism: Walt Disney World and the First Mega-Theme Parks

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Harry T. Moore and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida

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Key Secondary Sources
  • Ben Green, Before His Time (University of Florida, 2005).
  • Samuel C. Hyde, Sunbelt Revolution (University of Florida, 2003).
  • Timothy J. Minchin, From Rights to Economics (University of Florida, 2007).
  • Irvin D.S. Winsboro, Old South, New South, or Down South? (West Virginia University, 2009).

Fidel Castro and the Cuban Exodus: Turning Point for a People

Florida Memory
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Key Secondary Sources
  • Maria Cristina Garcia, Havana U.S.A. (University of California, 1996).
  • Louis A. Perez, Cuba (Oxford University Press, 1995).
  • Louis A. Perez, On Becoming Cuban (University of North Carolina, 1999).
  • Maria de los Angeles Torres, In the Land of Mirrors (University of Michigan, 1999).

Gideon v. Wainwright: A Landmark Supreme Court Case

Florida Memory

Winner Takes All: The Courts and Florida’s Golden Shipwrecks

Florida Memory
Division of Historical Resources
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Key Secondary Sources
  • Roger C. Smith, et al., An Atlas of Maritime Florida (University of Florida, 1997).

Governor LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights: Florida Breaks Away from the Old South

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Florida Department of State on YouTube
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Key Secondary Source
  • Martin A. Dyckman, Floridian of His Century (University of Florida, 2006).
  • Tom Wagy, Governor LeRoy Collins of Florida (University of Alabama, 1985).

Florida’s Government in the Sunshine: How Reubin Askew Made the Difference

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Key Secondary Sources
  • Martin A. Dyckman, Reubin O’D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics (University of Florida, 2011).

Additional Resources at the State Library and Archives

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Additional Resources at Your Library

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