Dana Ste. Clair provides a good historical sketch of the term "cracker," as well as providing interesting aspects of cracker history and culture. Vivid historical photographs, excellent illustrations from 19th c magazines, interesting excerpts from books and articles about Florida's rural communities, and a list of contemporary living history sites where one can experience a sense of Florida's cracker folklife are presented by the author. Ste.Claire balances both positive and negative aspects of cracker history.
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