Charlton W. Tebeau was born in 1904 and died in 2000. During his long life he wrote many books, but his most famous one is "A History of Florida" published in 1971.
When first published, it was the most comprehensive history of Florida ever written and became a standard textbook in many classroom.
He was a professor with the University of Miami from 1939 until 1976, and was the chairman of the university's history department for 23 years.
From Wikipedia, some of the books he wrote:
1934. The Planter in the Lower South, 1865-1880. 1955. The Story of the Chokoloskee Bay Country 1963. They Lived in the Park; the story of man in the Everglades National Park. 1965. With Ruby Leach Carson. Florida from Indian trail to space age: a history. 1966. Florida's last frontier; the history of Collier County. Coral Gables, Florida: 1968. Man in the Everglades; 2,000 years of human history in the Everglades National Park. 1971. A History of Florida. Coral Gables, Florida: University of Miami Press. ISBN 0-87024-149-4 1972. Synagogue in the central city: Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 1922-1972. 1976. The University of Miami : a golden anniversary history, 1926-1976.
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