Every Florida Book Project

the History of Florida

General History

Florida: A Short History

Michael Gannon

Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State

T. D. Allman

Florida's Past: People and Events That Shaped the State, Vol. 2

Gene M Burnett

200 Quick Looks at Florida History

James C. Clark

It Happened in Florida:

Remarkable Events That Shaped History

E. Lynne Wright

The New History of Florida

Michael Gannon

Florida's Past: People and Events That Shaped the State, Vol. 1

Gene M Burnett

Florida's Past: People and Events That Shaped the State, Vol. 3

Gene Burnett

The Florida Reader:

Visions of Paradise

Jack Lane, Maurice J O'Sullivan Jr.

Time Traveler's Guide to Florida

Jack Powell

places & names

Florida Place-Names of Indian Origin and Seminole Personal Names

William A. Read and Dr. Patricia Riles Wickman

Florida's History Through Its Places

Morton D. Winsberg

Florida Place Names: Alachua to Zolfo Springs

Allen Covington Morris


Time Traveler's Guide to Florida

Jack Powell

Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags

Stuart B. McIver

primary sources

The Truth About Florida

Charles Donald Fox


a book of propaganda about Florida real estate

The Truth About Florida

Needham Christopher Hines


another book of propaganda with the same title


A History of Florida through New World Maps: Borders of Paradise

Dana Ste.Claire

20th Century

Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida

Gary Ross Mormino


Southern Prohibition: Race, Reform, and Public Life in Middle Florida, 1821-1920

Lee Willis

more information online

Arcadia Publishing produces five book series called Images of America, Images of Rail, Then and Now, Campus History, and Corporate History. To find collections of historic photographs from Florida, visit their online catalog and search for Florida or even by your zip code.


There are so many books in this series, there are simply too many to list here on this site.

Florida Memory

"Presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research. The Project utilizes selected original records, photographs and other materials from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida."