Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Partisan shifts on the I-4 corridor

The I-4 corridor is considered one of the most important and lucrative vote banks in Florida and national politics. But the area has long been fluid in its political preferences. Since the 1960’s migration to and within the Sunshine State as well as immigration have changed the complexion of the region time and again. In […]

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne, the lesser known of the two southeastern Florida national parks is a unique treasure. In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the fight over the park’s creation. 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 App Store apps for […]

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 […]

British and American Revolution era Tory St Augustine

In the second part of The Florida History Podcast series on colonial St Augustine, we talk about the English/British attacks on Spanish San Agustin and the development of British St Augustine which played an underappreciated role in the American Revolution as a Tory stronghold.

St Augustine in the Spanish period

San Agustin known today as St Augustine is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Founded in 1565, the town was prosperous throughout the 1600’s but fell into decline as did Spanish Florida after the English invasion of 1702. By the time the British invaded again in 1740, San Agustin and Florida […]

Bob Graham’s Workdays

On this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast, we discuss workdays, Bob Graham’s campaign gimmick which helped make him one of the political and public service legends in the state’s history. 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 App […]

Reconstruction in Florida

Reconstruction – it’s a messy topic that divides Americans. This week on The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze we discuss that post-Civil War era here in this state. 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 App Store […]

Impeachment and Florida

As another impeachment inquiry roles forward a look back at Florida’s role in previous impeachment proceedings. Andrew Johnson (1868) Florida had not been readmitted to the union when Democratic President Andrew Johnson was impeached by the Republican Congress. Florida had tried to send several ex-Confederates to Congress after the Civil War but they were not […]