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The Florida Folklife Reader

Tina Bucuvalas


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

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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tina Bucuvalas, editor

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