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How the New Deal built Florida tourism : the Civilian Conservation Corps and state parks / David J. Nelson.

By: Nelson, David J, 1972- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2019]Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813057095; 0813057094.Subject(s): Florida Park Service -- History | Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) | Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) | Florida Park Service | Tourism -- Florida -- History | Parks -- Florida -- History | New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Florida -- History | Florida -- History -- 1865- | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General | New Deal, 1933-1939 | Parks | Tourism | Florida | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) | Since 1865Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How the New Deal built Florida tourism.DDC classification: 338.4/791759 LOC classification: G155.U6 | N25 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. A Tropical Depression: A Tale of Two Floridas; 2. A New Deal for Florida; 3. Tourism, Conservation, and State Parks; 4. The Mother Who Birthed the Florida Park Service; 5. State-Sponsored Tourism and the Building of Florida's State Parks; 6. Florida's Welfare State Parks: The CCC at Work and at Play; 7. Improving Paradise: Nature as Commodity; 8. The New Deal in Old Florida: Governor Fred Cone and Florida's Welfare System
9. Florida Crackers and Yankee Tourists: Class, Conflict, and Rejection in Paradise10. The Sunshine State Emerges on the World Stage: Florida at the New York World's Fair; 11. The End of the Beginning; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover; How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. A Tropical Depression: A Tale of Two Floridas; 2. A New Deal for Florida; 3. Tourism, Conservation, and State Parks; 4. The Mother Who Birthed the Florida Park Service; 5. State-Sponsored Tourism and the Building of Florida's State Parks; 6. Florida's Welfare State Parks: The CCC at Work and at Play; 7. Improving Paradise: Nature as Commodity; 8. The New Deal in Old Florida: Governor Fred Cone and Florida's Welfare System

9. Florida Crackers and Yankee Tourists: Class, Conflict, and Rejection in Paradise10. The Sunshine State Emerges on the World Stage: Florida at the New York World's Fair; 11. The End of the Beginning; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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In his comprehensive study of the relationship between the Florida Park Service and the federal New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the years 1935 to 1945, Nelson (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College) sheds new light on the development of Florida tourism. Beginning with background information regarding social and economic conditions in Florida up to the early years of the Great Depression, he explores how the creation of the CCC helped relieve financial anxieties for some youth and their families while it sought to conserve and develop natural lands in the US. In addition, Nelson explains how the arrival of the CCC and the federal funds associated with the establishment of CCC camps provided incentive for Florida legislators to create the Florida Park Service in 1935. He also offers strong evidence that business leaders and others who sought to grow Florida's tourist industry were able to use the CCC's work and the development of Florida parks to their advantage. The book is well organized and includes photographs and an excellent bibliography. It should be especially useful to students of Florida history. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty --June Melby Benowitz, emeritus, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee

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