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The Cracker Kitchen

The Cracker Kitchen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143910056X
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Though our roots are in the Colonial South, we Crackers are essentially just another American fusion culture, and our table and our stories are constantly expanding -- nearly as fast as our waistlines. We aren't ashamed of either, and we're always delighted with the prospect of company: someone to feed and make laugh, to listen to our hundred thousand stories of food and family and our long American past. Crackers, rednecks, hillbillies, and country boys have long been the brunt of many jokes, yet this old Southern culture is a rich and vibrant part of Amer-ican history. In The Cracker Kitchen, Janis Owens traces the root of the word Cracker back to its origins in Shakespeare's Elizabethan England -- when it meant braggart or big shot -- through its proliferation in America, where it became a derogatory term to describe poor and working-class Southerners. This compelling anthropological exploration peels back the historic misconceptions connected with the word to reveal a breed of proud, fiercely independent Americans with a deep love of their families, their country, their stories, and, most important, their food. With 150 recipes from over twenty different seasonal menus, The Cracker Kitchen offers a full year's worth of eating and rejoicing: from spring's Easter Dinner -- which includes recipes for Easter Ham, Green Bean Bundles, and, of course, Cracklin' Cornbread -- to summer's Fish Frys, fall's Tailgate Parties, and winter's In Celebration of Soul, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Recounted in Owens's delightful and hilarious voice, the family legends accompanying each of these menus leap off the page. We meet Uncle Kelly, the Prince of the Funny Funeral Story, who has family and friends howling with laughter at otherwise solemn occasions. We spend a morning with Janis and her friends at a Christmas Cookie Brunch as they bake delectable gifts for everyone on their holiday lists. And Janis's own father donates his famous fundamentalist biscuit recipe; truly a foretaste of glory divine. The Cracker Kitchen is a charming, irresistible celebration of family, storytelling, and good old-fashioned eating sure to appeal to anyone with an appreciation of Americana.

A Florida State of Mind

A Florida State of Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James D. Wright
Editor: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 1250185661
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A witty history of the state that's always in the news, for everything from alligator attacks to zany crimes. There's an old clip of Bugs Bunny sawing the entire state of Florida off the continent—and every single time a news story springs up about some shenanigans in Florida, someone on the internet posts it in response. Why are we so ready to wave goodbye to the Sunshine State? In A Florida State of Mind: An Unnatural History of Our Weirdest State, James D. Wright makes the case that there are plenty of reasons to be scandalized by the land and its sometimes-kooky, sometimes-terrifying denizens, but there's also plenty of room for hilarity. Florida didn't just become weird; it's built that way. Uncharted swampland doesn't easily give way to sprawling suburbia. It took violent colonization, land scams to trick non-Floridians into buying undeveloped property, and the development of railroads to benefit one man's hotel empire. Even the most natural parts of Florida are unnatural. Florida citrus? Not from here, but from China. Gators? Oh, they're from Florida all right, but that doesn't make having 1 per every 20 humans normal. the form of roadkill? Only Florida allows you to keep anything you kill on the road (and anything you find). Yet everyone loves Florida: tourists come in droves, and people relocate to Florida constantly (only 36% of residents were born there). Crammed with unforgettable stories and facts, Florida will show readers exactly why.

Florida Studies

Florida Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: General Editor,Claudia Slate
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443810819
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Florida was the first region of the United States to be discovered, explored, and, after a fashion, settled by Euroamericans. Its population in the early 21st century is approaching 17 million. Within years the number of people living in the state will surpass those living in New York, and the Sunshine State will become the most populous area east of the Mississippi. The first book in English about Florida was written by Jean Ribault. A French adventurer, Ribault established a colony of Huguenots near present-day Jacksonville. He was captured by the very able Spanish commander Pedro Menendez, who ordered his French rival and all his minions killed. The state’s long and colorful past is matched by its equally long and colorful literary production. Strangely, critical assessment of Florida literature has lagged far behind. With this volume, the Florida College English Association has formally begun an effort to correct this lamentable oversight. Included are papers on every aspect of Florida literature and history by scholars from every part of the state who are employed in every kind of institution of higher learning. Of special interest are the studies of Florida literature in the 19th century and in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, areas that are generally ignored in national journals. The papers on the contributions of African-American literary figures, such as Zora Hurston and James Weldon Johnson, are noteworthy. Of particular interest are the suggestions for teaching Florida studies in the classroom, which can be adapted for high school as well as college students.

Guide to Florida Pioneer Sites

Guide to Florida Pioneer Sites Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rodney Carlisle
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561648523
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Guide to Florida Pioneer Sites by Rodney Carlisle Summary

This guidebook provides a tour of more than twenty of Florida's historic pioneer and cracker villages. With more than 50 photographs, it is an indispensable guide for tourists as well as for parents and teachers looking for a meaningful glimpse of the vanishing lifestyles of Florida's pioneers.

Florida Crackerlections: 56 Stories of Old Florida

Florida Crackerlections: 56 Stories of Old Florida Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward S. Clark
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257613723
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Florida Crackerlections: 56 Stories of Old Florida by Edward S. Clark Summary

In this book, Ed Clark tells stories he remembers hearing from his grandparents, as well as those from his own 63 years in Florida. A third generation Floridian, he brings to the reader the humor and perspective of old Florida before superhighways, chain stores and concrete block houses.

Strawberry Girl

Strawberry Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lenski
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453227539
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The Newbery Medal–winning childhood classic of life on a Florida farm—part of the Regional series from the author of the Mr. Small picture books. Birdie and her family are trying to build a farm in Florida. But it’s not easy with the heat, droughts, and cold snaps—and neighbors that don’t believe in fences. But Birdie won’t give up on her dream of strawberries, and her family won’t let those Slaters drive them from their home! This Newberry Medal–winning novel presents a realistic picture of life on the Florida frontier. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer "Cow Hunters"

The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Author: Nancy Dale
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450287913
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The Florida pioneer “cow hunters” gave birth to the cattle industry. Florida, discovered by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon in the 1500s, left behind cattle that roamed the peninsula hundreds of years. In the 1800s, new settlers gathered-up the “scrub cattle” and bred them with their herds. As cracker whips snapped, “cow hunters” rounded-up their herds and drove them by the thousands to coastal markets on the old “cracker trails.” It was a dangerous passage. The legendary “cow hunters” are today’s ranchers. This book is about the past and the future of ranching in Florida as a new generation takes over the reins with some heirs choosing another profession and selling the family ranch. I hope the reader will reflect upon the valuable lessons these ranchers reveal about history and survival.

Sitting Up with the Dead

Sitting Up with the Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pamela Petro
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1628727748
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For the first time in paperback, an acclaimed look at the American South through the lenses of its most acclaimed storytellers and their tales. Rarely does a nonfiction work come along that is as original and refreshing as Sitting Up with the Dead. Here, take a ride with Pamela Petro as she embarks on a series of road trips through the states of the Old South to collect its stories and meet its tellers of traditional tales. Some of them are local celebrities, others national treasures. Among them are Ray Hicks, a National Heritage Fellow; Kathryn Windham, the “ghost lady”; Nancy Basket, a kudzu paper-maker; Colonel Rod, self-proclaimed “Florida cracker”; and Grammy Award-winner David Holt. You encounter plat-eyes and boo-hags, Jack the trickster and Brer Rabbit, mule eggs, singing turtles, talking corpses, and flying Africans from the sea islands of South Carolina. Stories provide the connective tissue of the South, linking the past with the present. They join communities as widespread as the coastal plains of the Carolinas and Georgia, the swamps of the Gulf Coast, and the mountains and valleys of Appalachia. As distinctly American as jazz, they blend cultures and oral traditions as diverse as those of southern England, Ireland, West Africa, and native America. They contain bits of lived history, both from before the Civil War and after. In Sitting Up with the Dead, Pamela Petro offers a paradoxical wake for the undying body of the Old South, to hear its truths and contemplate its robust afterlife in the tallest, “lyingest,” most fruitful, and most haunting of its tales.


KING JOHN Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Shakespeare
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KING JOHN by William Shakespeare Summary

KING JOHN. Now, say, Chatillon, what would France with us? CHATILLON. Thus, after greeting, speaks the King of France In my behaviour to the majesty, The borrowed majesty, of England here. ELINOR. A strange beginning- 'borrowed majesty'! KING JOHN. Silence, good mother; hear the embassy. CHATILLON. Philip of France, in right and true behalf Of thy deceased brother Geffrey's son, Arthur Plantagenet, lays most lawful claim To this fair island and the territories, To Ireland, Poictiers, Anjou, Touraine, Maine, Desiring thee to lay aside the sword Which sways usurpingly these several titles, And put the same into young Arthur's hand, Thy nephew and right royal sovereign.

Casting a Long Shadow

Casting a Long Shadow Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Wayne Tanner
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426936966
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This is but a glimpse at that struggle and how it not only impacted men and their families but a way of life that can still be seen in many parts of Florida if one is willing to take time and look. Cowboys still saddle their horses and drive to an old set of cow pens and spend many an hour atop their favorite horse gathering, working and selling a new calf crop. They string miles of barbed wire and drive thousands of staples in fence rows built by their grandfathers and great grandfathers. To many, thou, it is lost and only a fading dream. Deep in the soul of Florida lies a great heritage called the True Florida Cracker. Not the urbanized rednecks that can afford a pair of Wrangler jeans, a shiny belt buckle, a fancy felt hat and black pointed toed cowboy boots but the true country boy and girl. Those who know the reason why you carry a pocket knife, how to keep it sharp and not cut yourself. Those who can appreciate a good pot of collard greens without the sweet cornbread you buy in a box. Those who are not afraid of taking a firm hold on a catfish as it flops around and taking out the hook without getting stuck. To those who had actually stepped into a fresh pile of cow crap and knows what it smells like and in a way appreciates the experience. To those who were taught to say yes mam and no sir and remember what respect is. To those who say to themselves that they were born in the wrong time.

The Road

The Road Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cormac McCarthy
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307267458
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter

Kissimmee Pete, Cracker Cow Hunter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Day, Jan
Editor: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455607068
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Kissimmee Pete, his dog Mud, and his horse Blaze work together to gather a cow herd "as big as the sky."

Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers

Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James C Clark
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561648167
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Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers by James C Clark Summary

This is the first in a series of collections of fiction and nonfiction about Florida by legendary writers who came here—some to escape the chilly North, some to find freedom, and some to investigate what the fuss was all about. From Audubon in 1834 to Dave Barry in 1990, these writers reveal Florida's natural beauty and her residents human foibles. In poetry, John Greenleaf Whittier exposes our shameful slave-holding past, and Elizabeth Bishop extols our turtles and sandbars and tropical rain. Jules Verne shoots a moon rocket off from Tampa, and Hunter Thompson delivers up his own gonzo brand of journalism in a story of marine salvage in the Keys. Hemingway rants about the governments laxity in the face of tragedy, while Harriet Beecher Stowe offers some advice on the time-honored practice of buying land in the Sunshine State. This anthology includes writing by of the following authors: Next in series > >/div See all of the books in this series

Planet Paradise and the Law of the Jungle

Planet Paradise and the Law of the Jungle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Morris Haimowitz
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479723140
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Planet Paradise and the Law of the Jungle by Morris Haimowitz Summary

This is the memoir of 94 year old Morris Haimowitz, co-author of several books with his wife of 57 years, Dr. Natalie Reader. In these pages Dr. Haimowitz tells the story of his life, from the orange groves of Florida to witnessing the bombing of Iwo Jima, from selling shoes for five dollars a week to calming race riots in Chicago, from recycling army uniforms and airplane boxes in Hawaii to evaluating schools, economic, informational and medical systems. Morris served in the US Airforce for four years where he received the bronze star medal. He taught community organization at the University of Chicago, was director of human relations at Chicago board of education during the race riot years of the 1960s, and taught on Chicago public television for 10 years. He served as board member of the international transactional analysis association for 11 years, while teaching transactional analysis internationally for 30 years. Throughout his book, Dr. Haimowitz recounts the politics and dynamics he witnessed while working closely with students, teachers, parents, principals, superintendents, police, as well as patients, and colleagues. Currently, Morris gardens, runs on his treadmill, studies nutrition, and writes poems for his three daughters and five grandchildren.

The New Freedom

The New Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Woodrow Wilson
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5041451893
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The How to Raise Cattle

The How to Raise Cattle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Hasheider
Editor: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 161058676X
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Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end, sharing valuable information about facilities, enclosures, breeds, production systems, stocking guidelines, feeding, reproduction, nutrient management, husbandry, marketing, milk, and exit strategies. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming for anyone interested in raising their own herds. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you House and feed cattle Manage your herd and keep it healthy Breed your herd Deliver and raise calves Show cattle at fairs and club meets This comprehensive look at the life of a cattle rancher, reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business. With step-by-step photos, worksheets, and a list of available resources, How to Raise Cattle will help you and your cattle enjoy health and prosperity.

Alligator Pool

Alligator Pool Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan Hartwig
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450249706
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Who Will Be Next? In the world of South Florida sugar baron Jorge Fuegos, secrets are dangerous possessions. When photojournalist Luke Palmer nearly drives over a body in the middle of a deserted highway, he photographs the dead man and then drives on to find help. When he returns, the body has disappeared, and he has no idea that the two men responsible for the murder now know his identity. Ray Walters is missing, Arturo Ramirezs body is gone, and Palmers photographs show Ramirez wearing Walterss ring. As Palmer assists with the police investigation, he discovers that the sugar barons scheme to multiply profits is polluting the Everglades. A deadly chess game ensues, pitting the photojournalist against Fuegos and his murderous henchmen. Palmer builds his own group of allies, including two beautiful women eager to gain his affection. In this exciting and suspenseful thriller, an investigation into corruption, murder, and the pollution of the Everglades leads to violent confrontation. It soon becomes clear who the real predators areand they are not the ferocious alligators.

Jimmy's Adventures in the Green Swamp

Jimmy's Adventures in the Green Swamp Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolyn Merryman
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456723859
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Jimmy's Adventures in the Green Swamp by Carolyn Merryman Summary

Jimmys Adventures in the Green Swamp Is a fictionalized account of Cracker Lifestyle in the Central Florida area in the 1960s, it is written to enrich the study of Florida History. Each chapter is designed to stand-alone. Jimmy Reno, a Florida Cracker with an adventurous spirit, grew up in the 1060s on Hog Island in the heart of Central Florida. He lived with his Gramps his only living relative, who allowed him the freedom to explore the Withlacoochee River and the woodlands that surrounded his home. Gramps taught Jimmy to make a living from the river and to conserve its precious resources. Jimmys curious nature frequently led him into a heap of trouble: two cut-throat poachers caught him and left him for dead on an island in the middle of the Green Swamp: In engaged in an ongoing battle with Ole Amos a large catfish that lived in the heart of the Green Swamp; He experienced a close encounter with Ole Cotton-eye an evil tempered giant gator and lived through a twister on Hog Island, that injured Gramps. Through all of this Jimmy learned a powerful lesson on friendship when Bill, his best friend, and all the neighbors came together to give him a helping hand. A key event in Jimmys life occurred when he met Mattie Sue at the age of nine. They shared adventures that wove a tapestry of friendship and finally love, that continued when they went to the University of Florida where they prepared for lives of service and sacrifice for their beloved Central Florida Home. This Story is told through a series of flashbacks triggered by childhood pictures in Gramps old tattered photo album. The characters are based on a combination of real people. The story is fiction based on some true events.

A Florida Sketch-Book

A Florida Sketch-Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bradford Torrey
Editor: Good Press
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"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.