By Billy Townsend

A close to civil struggle swept Florida—and a lot of America—in the wake of global struggle I and Prohibition. It pitted white as opposed to black, Protestant as opposed to Catholic, rainy as opposed to dry, and savagery as opposed to civilization.

Age of Barbarity: The Forgotten struggle for the Soul of Florida is the untold tale of this civil struggle, as lived throughout the eyes of the folks who fought.

Florida's clash observed the storming of jails, the maiming of Catholic clergy, and the fierce resistance of patriots, black and white.

The conflict for contemporary Florida climaxed in an not going position: the small river urban of Palatka. The Florida Ku Klux Klan reached the height of its strength there in 1926. And it used to be there that women and men of bravery and desperation dealt the Klan its most vital defeat.

The multi-racial, multi-faith Florida we all know today—much just like the the USA we know—emerged from the crucible of the terribly violent 15-year interval among 1915 and 1930. the boys and ladies of Palatka, Florida—soldiers, legal professionals, employees, and company leaders—did excess of their percentage to carry it approximately.

We may still be mindful their names.

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