"The Mediated State" addresses the perceived and the real experience linked to Florida and demonstrates the state acts as a bellwether for understanding postwar America in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Examining historical shifts linked to perceptions of the state, Chambliss and Cummings argue contemporary observers, like their historical antecedents, look to Florida to glean some greater understanding of the broader national experience.
Chambliss, J., & Cummings, D., Guest Editors (2012, Winter). Florida: The mediated state. Florida Historical Quarterly, 90(3), 275-285.
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