For Sale American Paradise: How Our Nation Was Sold an by Willie Drye

By Willie Drye

The tale of ways Florida turned entwined with american citizens 20th-century hopes, goals, and expectancies can be a story of mass myth, genuine property collapses, and catastrophic hurricanes. The delusion of Florida hones in at the reports of William Jennings Bryan and Edwin Menninger, the 2 males who formed a twin of Florida that we all know this present day and who bought that snapshot as America’s paradise. the forged of characters additionally contains the Marx Brothers, Thomas Edison, Al Capone, and Mark Twain.

A story of a colourful and tragicomic period within which the attract and phantasm of the yank Dream was once on complete exhibit. A Jazz Age interval whilst americans begun chasing what F. Scott Fitzgerald known as the orgiastic destiny, the booklet unearths how the hot fiscal cave in in Florida is eerily just like occasions that occurred there among 1925 and 1928.

What units the mid-1920s Florida land growth except more moderen booms-and-busts, despite the fact that, is this was once the 1st glossy increase, the 1st time that rising new applied sciences, mass communications and sleek ads options have been used to promote the kingdom at the idea that prosperity and happiness are easily there for the taking. Florida’s snapshot as a spot the place the foundations of lifestyle don t follow and winners visit play used to be shaped in this sunrise of the age of consumerism while american citizens desired to rejoice and make masses of cash, and hundreds of thousands of them notion Florida was once the ideal position to do this.

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78 These observations are equally relevant to historical scholarship. ” The history of these populations calls into question the tendency to place the nation-state at the center of the twentieth century. ”79 However, it is not enough simply to replace one ‹gure over another, privileging the refugee over the citizen. 81 In particular, it offers new ways of thinking about the relationship between displaced groups, on the one hand, and their home and host societies, on the other. One of the main advantages of the concept of transnationalism is that it draws attention to the ways in which refugees continue to orient themselves to their home country and society.

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