This Day in Florida History

Short takes on five centuries of history “Takes readers on a 365-day virtual tour through Florida’s 500-year history, from the first documented encounters of Indigenous peoples and Spanish colonial explorer-conquistadors through the Space Age and beyond. Expertly researched and written by professional historians, each entry reconstructs a key moment from Florida’s famously weird, frequently tumultuous … Continue reading This Day in Florida History

Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Written by Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami   History is as much about remembering the past as it is about forgetting it. In this regard, Miamians have done more of the latter than the former, engaging in a peculiar form of historic amnesia that … Continue reading Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Hotel Ponce de Leon

“Presents new information about the creation and construction of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, its eighty years as a luxury resort hotel, and its transformation into the centerpiece of Flagler College. Keys does an excellent job of capturing the historical, cultural, and even political themes that were part of the hotel’s development and its adaptation … Continue reading Hotel Ponce de Leon