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Contents: Humanities Alive! News of the Florida Humanities Council -- EDEN TO EMPIRE: Florida’s Shifting Dreamscape: Why Florida has always been the tourist mecca of America / By Gary R. Mormino -- SPRING BREAK! A troublesome rite of youth / By Gary R. Mormino -- MYTH & REALITY: From the jottings of the earliest explorers, travel writers have always viewed Florida in a very personal way. Sometimes their prose turns absolutely poetic / By Casey Blanton -- THE MOUSE THAT ROARED: Using ex-CIA operatives and phony fronts, Disney acquired huge amounts of land in the middle of Florida before anyone knew who the buyer was -- A VATICAN WITH MOUSE EARS: How Disney became a city-state / By Richard Foglesong -- THE REAL FLORIDA: There’s alternatives to the conventional tourist stops that are worth a visit / By Herb Hiller -- FLORIDAS NATIVE ATTRACTION: In 1917, the combination of a bitter cold winter and government policies forced the Seminoles into the tourism industry. The consequences continue to this day / By Patsy West – Q & A: An interview with Austin Mott, Florida’s tourism czar -- Book Briefs: Slavery in Florida and an oral history of growing up in white and black Florida --The Last Word: A Washington journalist looks back at life in Florida with bitter-sweet feelings / By Phillip Longman.

Forum : Vol. 24, No. 01 (Spring : 2001)



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