Miami, or 'Sweet Water' in the Creek Indian language, is one of the newest cities in the United States. While northern Florida was fought over by European powers and finally taken by the Americans as part of the slave-worked plantation South, Miami lay largely ignored and populated by more alligators than humans until its incorporation as a city in 1896. The driving force was Henry Flagler, who brought his railroad down to Miami and from there to Key West and trade with Cuba. Once settled, 'Tin Can' tourists from the North, ...

Miami: A Cultural History 2013, Signal Books Ltd, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781908493743

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