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Ain't Scared of Your JailArrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement

Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement

Zoe A. Colley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042411
eISBN:
9780813043050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042411.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, thousands of people were incarcerated in southern jails as a result of their involvement with the civil rights movement. This book follows those activists inside ... More

American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Jon R. Huibregtse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American historians tend to believe that labor activism was moribund in the years between the First World War and the New Deal. The book challenges this perspective in this examination of the ... More

Burning FaithChurch Arson in the American South

Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Christopher B. Strain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1990s, churches across the south-eastern United States were targeted and set ablaze. These arsonists predominately targeted African American congregations and captured the attention of the ... More

Challenge and ChangeRight-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

June Melby Benowitz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Challenge of Change focuses on the engagement of right-wing women with the baby boom generation during the period 1950 through the mid-1970s, a time of tremendous change in America. It explores how ... More

Communists and Perverts under the PalmsThe Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Stacy Braukman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039824
eISBN:
9780813043166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039824.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is about a state legislative committee that originated as a tool of massive resistance in Florida, but, through its investigations of gay and lesbian teachers, indecent literature, and ... More

Confronting DeclineThe Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

David Koistinen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049076
eISBN:
9780813046983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049076.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The book examines the impact of deindustrialization on the American political economy through a case study of the New England region. New England experienced dramatic downsizing in textiles and other ... More

Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Bruce M. Bagley and Jonathan D. Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060682
eISBN:
9780813050935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060682.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the major trends in drug trafficking and organized crime in the Americas in the twenty-first century. We have compiled a list of leading experts in the field. The book explores ... More

Everybody's ProblemThe War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina

Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina

Karen M. Hawkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054971
eISBN:
9780813053424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054971.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Everybody’s Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina puts forward a new and broader understanding of the factors that contributed to declining poverty rates during the 1960s and beyond. ... More

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Kathryn A. DePalo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida assesses the impact of term limitations on Florida’s state legislature and provides the theory and history behind the term limits movement. This book argues term ... More

Fifty Years of JusticeA History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

James M. Denham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a narrative history of the operations of the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida from its founding in 1962 to the present. The book sets the court in the social, economic, and ... More

Francis Butler SimkinsA Life

Francis Butler Simkins: A Life

James S. Humphreys

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032658
eISBN:
9780813039411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032658.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Few men make their mark in their profession as indelibly as historian Francis Butler Simkins (1897–1966). Known as an eccentric, Simkins is almost as famous for falling asleep while performing his ... More

Freedom's PragmatistLyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

Sylvia Ellis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044569
eISBN:
9780813046174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044569.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History has labelled Lyndon B. Johnson “Lincoln's successor.” But how did a southern president representing a predominantly conservative state, with connections to some of the nation's leading ... More

From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State RepublicansFlorida and Its Politics since 1940

From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans: Florida and Its Politics since 1940

David R. Colburn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044859
eISBN:
9780813046372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044859.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This substantially revised new edition depicts the transformation of Florida, beginning with World War II and spanning Republican Rick Scott's first term as Governor of the state in 2012. Following a ... More

Hard Labor and Hard TimeFlorida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Vivien M. L. Miller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the first half of the 20th century, Florida prisoners were divided into two categories: Grade 1 prisoners were sent to the chain gangs to build the roads and highways that brought settlers and ... More

Home FrontNorth Carolina during World War II

Home Front: North Carolina during World War II

Julian M. Pleasants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054254
eISBN:
9780813053028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054254.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Home Front tells about the extraordinary transformation of North Carolina as a result of World War II. Emphasis is on the large number of military bases; selective service; rationing and the sale of ... More

Kennedy v. NixonThe Presidential Election of 1960

Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Edmund F. Kallina Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is a book for everyone who thinks they know what happened in the pivotal election year of 1960. For 50 years we've accepted Theodore White's premise (from The Making of the President, 1960) that ... More

The Liberal Consensus ReconsideredAmerican Politics and Society in the Postwar Era

The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered: American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era

Robert Mason and Iwan Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054261
eISBN:
9780813053233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054261.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The paradigm of the “liberal consensus” has critically shaped scholarly understanding of the United States during the two decades after World War II. Both influential and controversial, it remains ... More

Life and Labor in the New New South

Life and Labor in the New New South

Robert Zieger (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Life and Labor in the New New South is a collection of original essays by both established and younger scholars. Robert Zieger's introduction outlines the key economic, demographic, and political ... More

The Life and Lies of Paul CrouchCommunist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

Gregory S. Taylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049205
eISBN:
9780813050072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049205.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography examines the life of Paul Crouch, who spent seventeen years in the Communist Party of the United States of America and, later, five years as an informant for the Federal Government. ... More

Looking SouthRace, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Mary E. Frederickson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the United States, cheap products made by cheap labor are in especially high demand, purchased by men and women who have watched their own wages decline and jobs disappear. This book examines the ... More

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