How the Florida of the Roaring 20s Created Modern America and Triggered the Great Depression

How the Florida of the Roaring 20s Created Modern America and Triggered the Great Depression

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The 1920s in Florida was a time of incredible excess, immense wealth, and precipitous collapse. The decade there produced the largest human migration in American history, far exceeding the settlement of the West, as millions flocked to the grand hotels and the new cities that rose rapidly from the teeming wetlands. The boom spawned a new subdivision civilization—and the most egregious large-scale assault on the environment in the name of “progress.” Nowhere was the glitz and froth of the ... See More

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