Set during the time of the Mexican War, Jack Tier is a realistic sea story.
This collection brings together several books, essays, and poetry set in or inspired by the Sunshine State.
by Kirk Munroe
Mark and Ruth’s parents sell their plantation and move to Florida. The children have many adventures in their new home state.
The Flamingo Feather (1887)
by Kirk Munroe
When Rene De Veaux’s parents die he goes to live with his uncle, who happens to be setting out on an exploration of the new world.
by Emily Holder
At the Dry Tortugas During the War is an account written by Emily Holder describing her memories of Fort Jefferson.
by Kirk Munroe
Canoemates: A Story of the Florida Reef and Everglades is a story about young boys who cruise through the Florida Everglades in search of adventure in the late 1800s.
A Victorious Union (1893)
by Oliver Optic
A Victorious Union, part of Oliver Optic's Blue and the Gray series, is an adventure story set in the time of the Civil War.
A Florida Sketch-Book (1895)
The narrator travels through Florida.
In the Wilds of Florida (1901)
In the Wilds of Florida is a tale of an Irish schoolboy who leaves school and his struggling family in Ireland to come to America. He experiences a Florida where fighting still erupts between Cherokee and Seminole Indians, where white people are under threat of Indian attack, and the landscape is mostly swamp or plains of dense brush.
Florida Trails (1910)
A travel guide of Florida in 1910 from Jacksonville to Key West during the months of November to April.
The Outdoor Chums on the Gulf follows the story of Jerry, Will, Frank, and Bluff and their adventures.
James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a fictional, tragic tale about a young mulatto's coming-of-age in the early 20th century. The unnamed narrator, who has a black mother and white father, is light-skinned enough to pass for a white man but his emotional connections to his mother's heritage make him unable to fully embrace that world.
The Outdoor Girls in Florida (1913)
The Outdoor Girls in Florida is a story of adventure following a group of girls (Amy, Mollie, Betty, and Grace) on a journey to help their friend Will.
The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms or Lost in the Wilds of Florida is a story of adventure following the DeVere girls on a journey through the Florida Swamps while filming a movie.
by Ross Kay
The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat is an adventure story about boys who enter a boat race.
Detailed descriptions of the various landmarks of St. Augustine from its founding in 1565 through 1918.
Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida is a collection of George E. Merrick's poetry celebrating the natural beauty of Florida.
Florida: Essays and Poems (2012)
This collection brings together several pieces from the late 1800s and early 1900s about life in Florida.