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Voyage Around Florida: The Gulf, the Keys, the Space Coast & More

Program Number: 21327RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/3/2014 - 4/14/2014;
Duration: 11 nights
Location: Florida
Price starting at: $5,685.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Small Ship Cruising
Meals: 32; 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

From the Spanish colonial architecture of St. Augustine to the Gilded Age mansions of Palm Beach, from bohemian Key West to the wild Everglades, experience the best of Florida on this voyage around the peninsula. Glimpse wildlife of the marshes and reefs, sail spectacular waterways and learn about intriguing characters that have called the Sunshine State home.




Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles per day; some hilly, uneven terrain. Mobility is essential, as small boats and tenders are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation. There is no elevator on the ship.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

St. Petersburg, Fla., 1 night; aboard Yorktown, 10 nights.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.





Days 1-2:
Arrival St. Petersburg, Fla. / embark Yorktown:

Discover historic “St. Pete” on an expert-led field trip before boarding the ship. Lodging: Comfortable hotel.



Day 3:
Sarasota:

Journey to the sprawling Ringling Estate and examine the impressive collection of European and American art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum, Florida’s official state art museum.



Day 4:
Sanibel Island:

Continue to this island known for the “Sanibel Stoop” — the act of bending down to pick up beautiful seashells. Choose to visit either the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum or the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, home to 200 bird species.



Day 5:
Key West:

Experience lively Key West, the southernmost city in the contiguous United States. Harry Truman had his “winter White House” here and Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams lived and wrote here.



Day 6:
Key Largo:

Explore Key Largo, where the John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park provides an excellent opportunity to examine a coral reef and its dazzling marine life.



Day 7:
Miami:

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Everglades National Park, a network of wetlands home to magnificent wildlife from alligators to herons to panthers. Alternatively, see the colorful Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach on an expert-led field trip.



Day 8:
Palm Beach:

In Palm Beach, once the preferred winter getaway for America’s privileged class, visit the 55-room Gilded Age mansion built by Standard Oil cofounder Henry Flagler, today open to the public as the Flagler Museum.



Day 9:
Cape Canaveral:

Continue to Cape Canaveral, an area synonymous with the U.S. space program. Delve into this history on a field trip to the iconic Kennedy Space Center, the launch site for every NASA human space flight since 1968.



Day 10:
St. Augustine:

Explore historic St. Augustine, founded in 1565. Absorb the city’s wonderful Spanish colonial architecture and step inside the Castillo de San Marcos, a fort that has stood — and withstood attacks — for three centuries.



Day 11:
Amelia Island / Cumberland Island, Ga.:

In the morning, visit loveley and historic Amelia Island. Then, from St. Marys on the coast of Georgia, take the ferry to Cumberland Island, a protected wilderness of live oaks, palmetto trees, Spanish moss and animals like wild boars, armadillos and the famed Cumberland Island horses.



Day 12:
Savannah / disembark / departure


Yorktown

Built and registered in America and staffed by American officers and crew, the Yorktown is the perfect vessel for exploring America’s great coastal waterways. With a draft of only nine feet, it can sail where larger vessels cannot go, and its American registry allows it to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships. Passengers enjoy an informal onboard atmosphere and tend to spend much of their time underway enjoying lectures and concerts in the lounge or reading and relaxing on the sun deck.


Meals and Lodgings
   Courtyard Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
  St. Petersburg, FL 1 night
   Yorktown
  At Sea 10 nights
 Courtyard Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
Type: Hotel
  Ship Information: N/A
  Contact info: 300 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
phone: 800-627-7468
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpasd-courtyard-st-petersburg-downtown/
  Facility amenities: Complimentary Wireless in guest rooms
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: 129 plus taxes Please call the hotel directly to make a pre-night reservation.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM

 Yorktown
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the ship enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality.
  Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American
  Contact info: Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com
  Room amenities: Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.
  Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee. There is no doctor onboard the ship. Members of the crew are certified for CPR and First Aid. The ship has basic supplies like a first aid kit, basic cold/flu meds, seasickness, etc.
  Smoking allowed: No


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
5:00 PM Orientation and Welcome Dinner at Hotel You will be staying at Courtyard Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown that night.
  End of Program:
9:00 AM Ends with disembarkation after breakfast You will be staying at Yorktown the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. The TDI Traveler Information Form is required. All participants are required to have a government issued ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to embark the Yorktown.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  St. Petersburg, FL
  From End of Program
  Location:  At Sea
Travel Details
 

Tampa Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Road Scholar Transfer / SuperShuttle
phone: 800-282-6817

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes depending on traffic 

   

Road Scholar will provide a free transfer for those who book flights through Road Scholar Travel Services. The transfer will be provided by SuperShuttle. When you arrive at the Tampa Airport and have claimed your bags, please proceed outside through the glass doors and follow signs for Ground Transportation, Courtesy Vehicle Waiting. There will be a marked SuperShuttle desk and kiosk. Please check in with the SuperShuttle representative and they will direct you to the Road Scholar van.

 

Savannah Airport

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Road Scholar Transfer

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

   

If you have arranged your air through Road Scholar and wish to take advantage of the included transfer to the airport, there will be a morning group transfer to the airport upon disembarkation from the Yorktown. The exact transfer time will be given to you by your group leader during your program. If you have arranged your own airfare you will be permitted to join this transfer on the morning of departure.

 

Tampa Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle Tampa
phone: 800-282-6817
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$23
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

approximately 30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

20 miles

   

If you have arranged your own airfare, SuperShuttle can provide a shared van service to the hotel.

 

Tampa Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$50 per taxi
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

20 miles

   

Taxis are available outside baggage claim at the Tampa Airport.

 
Driving Directions
  Clearwater (West) Head south on North Fort Harrison Avenue toward Cleveland Street, then take the first left onto Cleveland Street. Take a slight right at Gulf to Bay Boulevard, then take a slight right to stay on Gulf to Bay Boulevard. Turn left at Court Street, and then continue onto Gulf to Bay Boulevard. Take a slight right toward FL-55 S/US-19 South. Take the ramp on the left onto FL-55 S/US-19 South, and then turn right at Bryan Dairy Road. Take the first left onto FL-55 S/US - 19S, then turn left at 38th Avenue North. Take the ramp onto I-275 South, then take exit 23A on the left to merge onto I-375 East toward Baywalk/The Pier. Continue onto 4th Avenue North, and then turn right at 4th Street North. The hotel will be on your right.
  Fort Pierce (East) Head south on South 4th Street toward Atlantic Avenue. Turn right at FL-70 W/Virginia Avenue, then continue to follow FL-70 West. Turn left onto Florida's Turnpike ramp and keep right at the fork. Merge onto Florida's Turnpike/Ronald Reagan Turnpike. Take exit 193 for FL-60 toward US-441/Yeehaw Junction. Turn right at FL-60W. Take a slight right at Florida 60A W/E Van Fleet Drive. Turn left to stay on Florida 60A W/E Van Fleet Drive, then turn right at Broadway Avenue N/US-98 N. Merge onto FL-570 W/Polk Pkwy, then take the exit onto I-4 West toward Tampa. Take exit 45A to merge onto I-275 South toward St. Petersburg. Take exit 23A on the left to merge onto I-375E toward Baywalk/The Pier, and then continue onto 4th Avenue North. Turn right at 4th Street North and the hotel will be on your right.
  Port Charlotte (South) Head west on Franklin Avenue toward Jardin Street, then turn right at Stratford Drive. Take the first left onto FL-45 N/S Tamiami Trail/US-41 North. Turn right at North River Road, then turn left to merge onto I-75 N toward Tampa. Take exit 228 to merge onto I-275 North toward St. Petersburg. Take exit 23 to merge onto I-375 E toward The Pier. Continue on 4th Avenue North, then turn right at 4th Street North.
  Tampa (North) Head west on East Kennedy Boulevard toward Tampa Street. Turn right at North Ashley Drive, then take the ramp to I-275 South. Keep left at the fork, follow the signs for I-275 South and merge onto I-275 South. Take exit 23A on the left to merge onto I-375 East toward Baywalk/The Pier. Continue onto 4th Avenue North, and then turn right at 4th Street North. The hotel will be on your right.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrivals / Welcome Dinner and Orientation
(Thursday, April 3)

Note: Transfers to/from the airport are included for this program.



   
 Arrive To: Arrive to hotel. Transfers to/from the airport are included for this program if you book air through Road Scholar.
 Dinner: Welcome dinner at hotel.
   
Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Dali Art Museum / Embark Yorktown
(Friday, April 4)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.
 Morning: At The Dali Museum, a docent enlightens you about both the breathtaking building and the largest collection of the surrealist’s work outside Spain.
 Lunch: Lunch in town.
 Afternoon: Embark Yorktown after lunch.
 Dinner: Dinner on board Yorktown.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Sarasota
(Saturday, April 5)

Note: There will be three optional Road Scholar book discussions led by your group leader Kathy Fischer at breakfast onboard the Yorktown. The three morning dates will be announced at your program orientation. The three book titles to be discussed are: 1. Oranges by John McPhee 2. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor 3. The Everglades: River of Grass by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board Yorktown.
 Morning: Visit the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, located in the massive estate where they resided in winter. Aside from its impressive collection of European and American art, the real highlight is the scaled-down replica of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus housed in the Circus Museum. The replica displays the circus exactly as it was during its most successful and opulent years.
 Lunch: Lunch on board Yorktown.
 Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in Sarasota. After the ship departs, enjoy a Road Scholar cocktail reception before dinner.
 Dinner: Dinner on board Yorktown.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Sanibel Island
(Sunday, April 6)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board Yorktown.
 Morning: Sanibel Island is known for its seashell-strewn beaches. Over half the island is preserved as a nature reserve. Visit The Bailey- Matthews Shell Museum and the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Alternatively, explore the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, home of the largest old-growth Bald Cypress Forest in North America, as well as 200 bird species.
 Lunch: Lunch on board Yorktown.
 Afternoon: Ship departs Sanibel in the afternoon. Enjoy an onboard lecture, "All Aboard Florida: Passenger Rail, Henry Plant and Henry Flagler" by your group leader Kathy Fischer.
 Dinner: Dinner on board Yorktown.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Key West
(Monday, April 7)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board Yorktown.
 Morning: Consisting of a 126-mile long string of low-lying islands, the Florida Keys are noted for their inviting jade-green waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and rich marine life. On day one of our exploration of the Keys, we will visit Key West, the southernmost in the chain. This visit will include a stop at Ernest Hemingway's house where he lived from 1931-1940.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in Key West.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Key Largo
(Tuesday, April 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Today we'll visit Key Largo, where the John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park provides an excellent opportunity to explore the surrounding reef and its dazzling marine life. Afterwards, spend time on the beach, snorkel or visit the aquarium.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Ship departs Key Largo. Enjoy an onboard lecture, "Miami Transformed: From Retiree Backwater to Capital of Latin America, 1954-2014" by your group leader Bryan DeLeo
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Miami or Everglades National Park
(Wednesday, April 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Enjoy a full-day excursion to magnificent Everglades National Park. The Everglades is a subtropical wetland consisting of shallow, wide, and slow-flowing rivers and lakes filled with hundreds of species of plants, trees, and birds. Alternatively, spend the day exploring vibrant Miami, with its colorful Art Deco architecture and chic art galleries. Enjoy a walking tour of the Art Deco District and the gardens at picturesque Villa Vizcaya, designed with Renaissance, Mediterranean Revival, and baroque elements.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served on excursion.
 Afternoon: Excursion continues in the afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Palm Beach
(Thursday, April 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Arrive at scenic Palm Beach, which for years was the premier winter destination for prominent American families like the Rockefellers and Kennedys. Visit the Flagler Museum, housed in a Gilded Age mansion known as Whitehall. Enjoy an expertled exploration of the museum and its grounds.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in Palm Beach. There will be a shuttle service provided from the ship to the center of the city.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Cape Canaveral
(Friday, April 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Today discover the Kennedy Space Center. This inspiring complex was built in conjunction with the creation of NASA in 1958. Shortly after its inception, the center quickly became an iconic emblem of the United States’ dedication to space exploration. The center exhibits an incredible history, but perhaps the most fascinating thing about a visit here is the possibility of what future expeditions will bring. Alternatively, explore Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Ship departs Cape Canaveral.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: St. Augustine
(Saturday, April 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Explore historic St. Augustine, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the continental United States. Settled by the Spanish in 1565, the city withstood many attacks and eventually a fort was built. Explore the Castillo de San Marcos, completed in 1695, whose weathered masonry has withstood centuries of invasions. There will also be time to stroll along St. George Street in the historic district, with its smart shops, art galleries, and Spanish colonial buildings.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in St. Augustine.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Amelia Island, St. Mary's, Ga. and Cumberland Island
(Sunday, April 13)

Note: There will be optional guided walks of 1.5 or 3 miles on the Cumberland Island nature trails.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Call in the morning at lovely Amelia Island. Explore charming Fernandina Beach, with its 50 blocks of historic buildings, and visit Fort Clinch, built in 1847. Over lunch aboard sail to nearby St. Marys, just over the border in Georgia, for an excursion to Cumberland Island, the largest wilderness island in the country. In 1972, the federal government established the Cumberland Island National Seashore in order to protect the unique wildlife. Explore Cumberland’s historic sites, as well as the rich bird and animal life.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: Over lunch aboard sail to nearby St. Marys, just over the border in Georgia, for an excursion to Cumberland Island, the largest wilderness island in the country. In 1972, the federal government established the Cumberland Island National Seashore in order to protect the unique wildlife. Transfer to a local boat for ride to Cumberland Island Wildlife Refuge. There will be a guided walk of Cumberland Island nature trails & historic district. Return to St. Mary's in the late afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Savannah / Disembark Yorktown
(Monday, April 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Disembark the Yorktown by 9:00AM, transfer to airport for flights home.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories


Author: Flannery O'Connor


Description: One of the very best voices in the American short story, O'Connor's darkly comic vision of life in the countryside surrounding Savannah is both richly colored and at times deeply unsettling.



A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf


Author: John Muir


Description: This slim book is the diary of 28-year-old Muir. It is the record of a botanical expedition along the eastern seaboard south to Florida -- and a good introduction to this popular writer. It includes a long chapter on the swamps and forests of Florida.



Alligators in B-Flat, Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida


Author: Jeff Klinkenberg


Description: Staff writer for Tampa Bay Times, Klinkenberg captures the old Florida of swamp, forest and alligator from Pensacola to Key West in this quirky, often hilarious collection of his favorite columns for the paper.



Bad Monkey


Author: Carl Hiaasen


Description: Greed is always more than garden variety in Hiassen's entertainingly elaborated version of Florida.



Diving Guide to Underwater Florida


Author: Ned Deloach


Description: A guide to dive sites around Florida, with information on the Keys and their underwater treasures.



Eyewitness Guide Florida


Author: Deni Brown


Description: This superb guide to Florida features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the area's attractions.



Finding Florida


Author: T. D. Allman


Description: Allman takes particular glee in debunking the myths surrounding the invaders, entrepreneurs and imperialists who have made their mark in Florida, from Ponce de Leon, to Henry Flagler, to Walt Disney and various politicians in this lively portrait of the state and all its contradictions.



Florida Map


Author: Hallwag


Description: This regional map covers not just Florida but also the coast south from South Carolina.



Florida, Travellers' Wildlife Guide


Author: Fiona Sunquist, Mel Sunquist, Les Beletsky (Editor)


Description: This compact, comprehensive guide features color illustrations of common birds, mammals, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians.



Georgia's Land of the Golden Isles


Author: Burnette Vanstory, Eugenia Price


Description: First published in 1956, this is a rich portrait of the sea islands off of Georgia's coast. Each island gets its own chapter, detailing its history, with information on the native peoples, early settlements and slave plantations.



Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams


Author: Gary R. Mormino


Description: From the capital, Tallahassee -- a day's walk from the Georgia border -- to Miami -- a city distant but tantalizingly close to Cuba and Haiti, Mormino traces Florida's transformation from its echoes of old Dixie through land booms and tourist empires to revolutions in agriculture, immigration and changing demographics.



Miami, City of the Future


Author: T. D. Allman


Description: The 25th edition of Allman's classic guide to the city captures Miami in all its multi-faceted splendor, mixing colorful anecdote, personality and history.



Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


Author: John Berendt


Description: Part affectionate portrait of Savannah society, part murder mystery, Berendt’s classic account of his stay in the decayed splendor of the southern coastal city is one of those rare instances when a great writer finds himself caught at the center of a real-life crime story.



National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida


Author: Peter Alden, Gil Nelson, Rick Cech


Description: A pocket-size field guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of Florida.



National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States


Author: Peter Alden (Editor)


Description: A compact photographic guide to the nature of the Southeast states from Mississippi and Georgia to North Carolina, featuring 1,500 photographs, concise descriptions and an overview of the natural history of the area.



Oranges


Author: John McPhee


Description: McPhee has managed to write a short but fascinating book on (of all things) oranges.



Palm Beach Entertaining, Creating Occasions to Remember


Author: Annie Falk


Description: With 225 artful photographs by Jerry Rabinowitz, Annie Falk's celebration of charity events, eleaborate outdoor affairs and intimate dinners captures the casual elegance, and occasional extravagance, of Palm Beach. With recipes -- and a peak into the homes of noteworthy residents. Proceeds from the book benefit the Children’s Home Society.



Shadow Country


Author: Peter Matthiessen


Description: Matthiessen returns to his tale of Florida sugarcane farmer and murderer Edgar J. Watson in this National Book Award winner, a reprise of his classic trilogy: Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River and Bone by Bone.



The Everglades, River of Grass


Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas


Description: The 60th anniversary edition of Douglas' wonderful, prophetic book, instrumental in establishing Everglades National Park.



The Gilded Age, A History in Documents


Author: Janette Greenwood (Editor)


Description: Blending her own information with a range of documents from the post-Civil War period, Greenwood creates a vivid history of the Gilded Age. Materials range from Andrew Carnegie's memories to interviews with black "Exodusters" to magazine editorials on the place of middle class women.



The Immigrant World of Ybor City


Author: Gary R. Mormino


Description: This classic makes available once again the wonderful story of the vibrant community of Italians, Spaniards and Cubans that grew up around the cigar industry in Tampa, Florida, at the dawn of the twentieth century.



The National Trust Guide to Savannah


Author: Roulhac Toledano


Description: A guide to the architectural culture and history of Old Savannah. With 200 archival photographs and maps, it includes chapters on historic preservation, famous visitors and a comprehensive tour of architectural styles.



The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American South


Author: Andrew K. Frank


Description: Frank traces the history of the south from the first European settlers and resultant Native American migrations, the Civil War, Reconstruction, bus boycotts, the contemporary fight against poverty and crime and more in maps and accompanying essays.



The Spanish Frontier in North America


Author: David Weber


Description: Here's the definitive history of the Spanish colonial period in America, from the settlement of St. Augustine in Florida to the missions of New Mexico.





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