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La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

Viviana Díaz Balsera and Rachel A. May

Abstract

La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex Trans-Atlantic connections between Spain, Africa and the Americas that influenced Florida’s past; the demands that Florida faces in its present as a crossroad of cultures and peoples; and the ensuing challenges that will continue to shape its future as one of the most diverse states in the nation. Prefaced by an anchor piece and structured in two parts framing Florida as a Spanish territory and as a state of the Union, the thirteen essays of the volume engage in significant ... More

Keywords: Florida history, Ponce de León, Spanish territory, Africa, Hispanic politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060118
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060118.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Viviana Díaz Balsera, editor
University of Miami

Rachel A. May, editor

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Contents

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I La Florida: First and Second Spanish Periods

Introduction

Viviana Díaz Balsera

4 A Land Renowned for War

Amy Turner Bushnell

6 The Experience of a Loss

Carmen De La Guardia Herrero

II Postcolonial and Contemporary Florida

Introduction

Rachel A. May

8 The Old World in the New

Richard L. Kagan

10 Mickey Ricans?

Jorge Duany

11 Miami in the Twenty-First Century

Alex Stepick and Marcos Feldman

End Matter