The following selections deal with topics related to World War II and Florida. For further reading, visit the links section of this website.
- “War: How World War II Changed the Face of Florida” from Forum: The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council
Forum: The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council "War: How World War II Changed the Face of Florida" Fall 1999
- Chapter 18: “World War II” from The New History of Florida
The New History of Florida Michael Gannon Chapter 18: “World War II,” pp. 323 - 344 Gary R. Mormino University Press of Florida, Gainesville: 1996 Reprinted Courtesy of the University Press of Florida http://www.upf.com
- Florida Historical Quarterly, Volume 73, Issue 1
Author: Florida Historical Society Publisher: Florida Center for Library Automation Place of publication: Gainesville, Florida Date: July, 1994
- “Persevering on the Home Front: Blacks in Florida during World War II” from Florida at War.
Florida at War Edited by Lewis N. Wynne Article 3: “Persevering on the Home Front: Blacks in Florida during World War II” James A. Schnur Reprinted Courtesy of the Author
Articles by historian Gary Mormino
The following series of articles were written by historian Gary R. Mormino, the Frank E. Duckwall Professor of Florida Studies at USF St. Petersburg. They focus on various topics of interest related to the subject of WW II in Florida. Articles reprinted courtesy of the author.
- “Remembering Mary Lou Baker”
- An article about the remarkable achievements of Florida’s second female legislator.
- “The Best Years of Their Lives”
- An article about Florida universities becoming co-educational.
- “In America, the Bread is Soft”
- An article remembering the author’s father, a World War II veteran.
- “G.I. Joe and Jane Go to College”
- An article about the changes in state universities inspired by by the GI Bill.
- “Lions in Spring”
- An article about three influential Floridians—Sam Gibbons, John Germany, and Fred Karl—and their experiences in World War II.