The Sunshine Economy: An Economic History of Florida since the Civil War WILLIAM B. STRONGE

ISBN: 9780813032016

Published: May 4th 2008

Hardcover

368 pages


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The Sunshine Economy: An Economic History of Florida since the Civil War  by  WILLIAM B. STRONGE

The Sunshine Economy: An Economic History of Florida since the Civil War by WILLIAM B. STRONGE
May 4th 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 368 pages | ISBN: 9780813032016 | 6.67 Mb

Before the Civil War, Floridas population hovered around 200,000. Over the next century, it increased dramatically, rising to just under three million by 1950. During the next fifty years, however, it exploded, increasing more than 500 percent toMoreBefore the Civil War, Floridas population hovered around 200,000. Over the next century, it increased dramatically, rising to just under three million by 1950. During the next fifty years, however, it exploded, increasing more than 500 percent to almost sixteen million. By the end of the twentieth century, the state had one of the nations largest economies.The Sunshine Economy traces the development of the industries that spurred this major growth.

It describes how Florida progressed from being one of the least populated states in the country, with an economy based on forestry products and open-range cattle farming, to the fourth most populated state, with an economy based on sunshine, tourism, retirement, citrus, and vegetables.   William Stronge draws on the vast amount of statistical information available on Florida to tell the history of the remarkable transformation of the states economy.

His work is essential in understanding how Florida became a major national economic force. His insights highlight the significance of the tremendous reduction in transportation costs in driving much of the states economic development. His perspectives also enrich our understanding of Floridas experiences during the Great Depression and the rampant inflation of the 1970s.



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