A New Florida Dream or Sunset?

Presented By Gary Mormino

The trajectory of modern Florida is breathtaking. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, the Sunshine State was the South’s poorest and least-populated state. At some moment in 2014, Florida will succeed New York as America’s third largest state. Join us in a discussion of how this all happened and what the future may have in store for our state.

Gary Mormino is the Frank E. Duckwall Florida Professor of History Emeritus at USF St. Petersburg. He is a frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times and has written several books, including “Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida” and was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing by the Florida Humanities Council. If you aren’t a historian but need someone to put an event into an interesting Florida perspective, ask Gary. Everyone does, including reporters from the New York Times, the New Yorker and National Public Radio.

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