Essay on American Beach by Dr. Carolyn Williams, Professor of History at the University of North Florida
An American Beach for African Americans, by Marsha Dean Phelts, University Press of Florida, 1997.
American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory, by Russ Rymer, HarperCollins, 1998. (Out of Print)
For more information:
A. L. Lewis Historical Society at American Beach
American Beach Property Owners Association
Thank you to Marsha Dean Phelts, historian for American Beach (see her book, listed above) and tour leader, for historical information and quotes from her book on the history of American Beach. She can be reached at 904.261.0175.
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Did You Know?
Jacksonville, Florida was invaded by the Union Army four separate times during the Civil War and two battles of significance were fought within the boundary of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. More...