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How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism: The Civilian Conservation Corps and State Parks

David J. Nelson


In How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism, David Nelson examines the creation of modern Florida tourism through the state and federal government during the Great Depression. And more specifically, with the Florida civic-elite’s use of the Federal New Deal to develop state parks in order to re-boot Florida’s depressed tourist industry. The Florida Park Service is financially, thematically, ideally, and literally a direct product of the New Deal, as the Civilian Conservation Corps funded, designed, and in large ran the state park program. And the same can be said for much of modern Florida touri ... More

Keywords: New Deal, Civilian Conservation Corps, Florida Park Service, Tourism, Great Depression, Florida

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056319
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056319.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Nelson, author
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College-Bainbridge