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Author Knight, Henry, 1982-
Title Tropic of hopes [electronic resource] : California, Florida, and the selling of American paradise / Henry Knight.
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2013.
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 Electronic Book  HC107.F6 K58 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xii, 266 p.) : ill.
Content Type text
Format online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Our" tropical lands: reinventions of California and Florida after the Civil War -- A climate for health and wealth: the lure of tropical leisure on American soil -- The fruits of labor: boosterist visions of republican renewal and semi-tropical agriculture -- Desert and swamp: the conquest of tropical nature in the progressive era -- "New edens of the Saxon home-seeker": Los Angeles, Miami, and semi-tropical urban life.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Florida -- Economic conditions.
California -- Economic conditions.
Florida -- Population -- History.
California -- Population -- History.
Florida -- Social conditions.
California -- Social conditions.
Related To Print version: Knight, Henry,. Tropic of hopes. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2013. 9780813044811 0813044812 (DLC) 2013015086
ISBN 0813048419 (electronic bk.)
9780813048413 (electronic bk.)
9780813044811 (alk. paper)
0813044812 (alk. paper)