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Migration of the Middle Class, the Search for Community, and the Emerging Hispanic Presence

David R. Colburn

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044859
eISBN:
9780813046372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044859.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter delves into the state's dramatic population growth after 1970 and the consequences it had for Democratic leadership of the state and Florida's place in the nation. It examines closely ... More


Mad Dogs, Spies, and International Weapons Dealers

James M. Denham

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the activities of the Middle District of Florida’s crusading U.S. attorney Robert Merkle who charged many county and state public officials with malfeasance. Investigations ... More


The Unintended Consequences of Prison Litigation, 1980–1991

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes Florida state officials’ compliance with the court order to reduce prison overcrowding. Civil Rights lawyers had high hopes that prison conditions litigation would reduce ... More


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