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Hidden History of the Florida Keys - by Laura Albritton & Jerry Wilkinson (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 146

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: History Press Library Editions

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: State & Local

Author: Laura Albritton & Jerry Wilkinson

Language: English

Street Date: November 5, 2018
TCIN: 77895494
UPC: 9781540236753
Item Number (DPCI): 247-63-9690
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

The Florida Keys have witnessed all kinds of historical events, from the dramatic and the outrageous to the tragic and the comic. In the nineteenth century, uncompromising individuals fought duels and plotted political upsets. During the Civil War, a company of "Key West Avengers" escaped their Union-occupied city to join the Confederacy by sailing through the Bahamas. In the early twentieth century, black Bahamians founded a town of their own, while railway engineers went up against the U.S. Navy in a bid to complete the Overseas Railroad. When Prohibition came to the Keys, one defiant woman established a rumrunning empire that dominated South Florida. Join Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson as they delve into tales of treasure hunters, developers, exotic dancers, determined preservationists and more from the colorful history of the Florida Keys.
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