on history of Florida sheriffs
featured in Florida Lecture Series
(Oct. 15, 2001) - Florida Southern College presents authors William
W. Rogers, professor emeritus of history, Florida State University,
and James M. Denham, professor of history, FSC, as guest speakers
at the Florida Lecture Series Thursday, Oct. 18. The event will
be held at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room on campus.
Rogers and Denham
will discuss their recently published book, Florida Sheriffs: A
History, 1821-1945. The book details the history of the Florida
sheriffs' offices and the men who held those positions. The first
documented and comprehensive account of the state's sheriffs, the
work is based mainly on published and unpublished primary sources.
Rogers has authored
numerous books and articles. He is co-author of Alabama: A History
of a Deep South State and the recently reprinted The One-Gallused
Rebellion: Agrarianism in Alabama, 1865-1896 (Tuscaloosa, 2000).
Denham is author
of A Rogue's Paradise: Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Florida,
1821-1826 (Tuscaloosa, 1997) and, with Canter Brown, Jr., of Cracker
Times and Pioneer Lives: the Florida Reminiscences of George Gillet
Keen and Sarah Pamela Williams (Columbia, 2000).
Florida Sheriffs is published by Sentry Press and can be purchased
at bookstores or through the Florida Sheriffs Association. The Florida
Lecture Series at Florida Southern College is free and open to the
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
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offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.