Ann Browning Masters Captures History of St. Augustine Through Poetry
In Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine, readers will learn that
Floridanos are the descendants of First Spanish Period settlers in Florida,
Menorcans are the descendants of Mediterranean indentured servants who came to Florida during Florida’s British Period,
the term Cracker has a long history and multiple usages.
Ann Browning Masters describes a rich slice of Old Florida in mullet-netting, datil pepper-growing, pilau-eating, rum-running St. Augustine. Bold, humorous, sometimes heart-tugging oral traditions tell a story of raw beauty and voices not often recorded in history. Discover how Floridano, Menorcan, and Cattle-Whip Cracker lives drifted toward overlapping worlds, and became the roots of a heritage that still exists in St. Augustine.
Published by The Florida Historical Society Press in 2015