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Calling Yankees to Florida: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Forgotten Tourist Articles - Second Edition

With the publication of her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe became the most famous writer in America. That book helped to fuel the raging debate over slavery in the United States. When Stowe met President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, he reportedly said, “So you are the little woman who started this great war.” Often overlooked is the fact that Harriet Beecher Stowe was also one of the first and greatest proponents of Florida as a popular tourist destination. In 1873, some of Stowe’s descriptive and colorful “tourist articles” were published in the book Palmetto-Leaves.

$19.95

Recovering Moments In Time

For more than two decades, artist Jackson Walker has created realistic paintings depicting scenes from Florida history. With painstaking attention to detail, the artist paints both expected and surprising scenes from Florida.s past. Always consulting with historians and other experts when approaching his work, Jackson Walker provides the viewer a unique glimpse into Florida.s past. This full-color 11. x 8.5. book is a wonderful representation of Jackson Walker.s important Florida paintings.

$29.95

Ciudad De Cigars: West Tampa

The book Ciudad De Cigars: West Tampa by Armando Mendez.  A detailed historical description of the financiers and the highly skilled cigar-making workers of West Tampa and Ybor City, once the cigar production capital of the U.S.

OUT OF PRINT, DISCONTINUED.   The Florida Historical Library does have a copy for research.

$9.95
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