This is the last of the special issues devoted to the celebration of Florida's 500 Years of History. Launched in 2013 in conjunction with the state's commemoration of the landing of Juan Ponce de Leon on the peninsula, the Florida Historical Quarterly editors proposed a multi-year, multi-issue endeavor to capture a snapshot of Florida history at the second decade of the twenty-first century. As conceived the project called for 6 special issues, one each for the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 20th centuries and two for the long 19th century (1800-1920). At completion, the special issues included the work of 31 senior and emerging scholars and 749+ pages of text. Together the special issues offer a comprehensive historiography that highlights diverse, scholarly approaches to understanding Florida history. Over the course of the five-year project, the FHQ editors have noticed that each special issue seems to generate new manuscript submissions that incorporate methodologies or explore questions raised by the series authors. We hope that this surge in scholarship will continue.
Lester, Connie L.
"Introduction: 500 Years of Florida History-The Twentieth Century,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 95:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol95/iss3/2