Monthly Archives: November 2019

From Old Capitol to New Capitol

Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city has seen an evolution of the capitol building complex through the years. In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the various capitol buildings through the years in Tallahassee. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have […]

Claude Pepper’s legacy

Claude Pepper is a legend not only of Florida politics but national progressive politics. His brand of New Deal Liberalism and longevity as a prominent national ambassador for the ideology made him someone who appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in 1938, but again in 1983. In this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss […]

The racist, anti-Catholic populism of Sidney Catts, and Woodrow Wilson-era Florida racist politics.

In 1916, Sidney Catts was elected Governor of Florida after being denied the Democratic nomination in a recount. Catts secured the nomination of the Prohibition Party and was elected. Catts talked extensively about political & bureaucratic reform and married that rhetoric with overt racism and anti-Catholicism. In the latest edition of the Florida History Podcast […]