This is the podcast for the Spring 2011 issue of the Quarterly and this issue is a special issue devoted to literature in Florida. The issue features an introduction by Lande Maurice O'Sullivan, and contributions by Kathryn Seidel, Jesus Mendez, Philip Levy and Rebecca Sharpless. Professor Seidel’s article is titled, "A Boy and His Fawn: Parallel Animals in A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport and The Yearling." Professor Mendez’ contribution is titled "From Adventure Travel to Leisure Tourism: The Florida Letters of William Drysdale in the New York Times, 1884-1893" and Professor Levy‘s article is titled “The Most Exotic of Our Cities': Race, Place, Writing, and George Allan England's Key West."
This podcast will feature an interview with Rebecca Sharpless who is an Associate Professor of History, Texas Christian University and her article is titled "The Servants and Mrs. Rawlings: Martha Mickens and African American Life at Cross Creek."
Dr. Connie Lester editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly caught up with Dr. Sharpless over the phone and provided us with the following interview. We hope you enjoy it.