In this Special Section, two senior historians of Florida history examine the root causes and consequences of the unfortunate developments at Rosewood, Florida, in 1923. In the first article, “Rosewood and America in the Early Twentieth Century,” David R. Colburn, professor of history at the University of Florida, shows how the carnival of violence that erupted at Rosewood was neither random nor isolated. A wave of racial violence swept across the nation during the late 1910s and early 1920s, the unfortunate result of the social, economic, and cultural upheavals that accompanied the nation’s involvement in World War I. According to Dr. Colburn, “these cultural and racial concerns thoroughly permeated Florida during this era.”
Society, Florida Historical
"Special Section: Rosewood: Before and After,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 76:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol76/iss2/5