Jack E. Davis

Jack Emerson Davis is an author and professor of history in Florida. He teaches environmental history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida.[1] In 2002-2003, he taught on a Fulbright award at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan.

Jack E. Davis
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Davis at the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes
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Davis received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.[2] He also wrote An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, a dual biography of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades; and Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez since 1930. With Raymond Arsenault, he edited Paradise Lost?: The Environmental History of Florida, a collection of essays on the history of the human relationship with Florida nature.

His other works include The Wide Brim: Early Poems and Ponderings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas (2002); Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida (2003), edited by Kari Frederickson and Davis; and The Civil Rights Movement (2000).

Davis earned a BA (1985) and MA (1989) from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in 1994 from Brandeis University. Before joining the University of Florida faculty, he taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was director of environmental studies.[1] He also taught at Eckerd College.

Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930 won the Charles S. Sydnor Prize for the best book in southern history published in 2001.[1] An Everglades Providence (2009), received the Florida Book Award gold medal in the nonfiction category.[3] In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea was awarded the 2017 Kirkus Prize in nonfiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book covers the history of Gulf of Mexico from geological formation to the present (2016).

WorksEdit

  • The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. W W Norton & Co Inc 2018. ISBN 9781631494024, OCLC 1037248759
  • An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century Athens : Univ Of Georgia Press, 2011. ISBN 9780820337791, OCLC 696916151
  • Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez since 1930. Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana State University Press, 2001. ISBN 9780807130278, OCLC 56654733
  • The Wide Brim: Early Poems and Ponderings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas (Florida History and Culture) April 15, 2002;
  • Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2003. ISBN 9780813027678, OCLC 50348066
  • The Civil Rights Movement Malden (Mass.); Oxford : Blackwell, 2001. ISBN 9780631220442, OCLC 491974296

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jack E. Davis". history.ufl.edu.
  2. ^ Pulitzer Prizes. "Jack E. Davis". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. ^ Ddesjard@ugapress.uga.edu (26 February 2010). "AN EVERGLADES PROVIDENCE wins Florida Book Award Gold Medal". News from the University of Georgia Press. University of Georgia Press.