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The Florida Folklife Reader

Tina Bucuvalas

Abstract

Florida is blessed with a semitropical climate, beautiful inland areas, and over a thousand miles of warm seas and sandy beaches. And Floridians are every bit as colorful and diverse as the tropical foliage. The interaction between Florida’s people and its environment has created distinctive mixes of traditional life unlike those anywhere else in America. Florida’s cultural foundation includes Seminoles, Anglo-Celtic Crackers, African Americans, transplanted northerners, and ethnic communities, as well as cultural syntheses developed from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries in Key West, ... More

Keywords: folklife, Florida, African Americans, ethnic communities, Seminoles, immigration, rituals, folk groups, musical traditions, celebrations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781617031403
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tina Bucuvalas, editor

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Key Largo to Marathon

Brent Cantrell

Michael Kernahan

Stephen Stuempfle

Exploring Peruvian Music in Miami

Davis, Martha Ellen

The Seminole Family Camp

Ormond H. Loomis

Sacred Steel

Robert L. Stone

Eternal Be Their Memory!

Stavros K. Frangos

Maritime Folklife

Florida Folklife Program, Florida Department of State. Introduction by Nancy Michael, Oral Traditions by Nancy Nusz, Boats by David Taylor, Fishing Gear by Ormond H. Loomis, Music by Peter Roller, Foodways by Merri Belland