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

David R. Colburn


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 tortuous path that saw natives struggling with newcomers for political control of the state, whites and blacks doing battle over the future of segregation, Hispanic immigrants trying to adapt to a new culture that bore no resemblance to their own, retirees searching for paradise and the Fountain of Youth, and middle and lower-class families seeking new opportunities and with it the American Dream, ... More

Keywords: Florida history, Yellow Dog Democrats, segregation, rural society, immigrants, multiculturalism, retirees, Hispanics, urban society, American Dream

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044859
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David R. Colburn, author