Jack Davis

This week on Florida Matters, we talk about how the environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico shaped human life over the years with Jack E. Davis, whose book The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History.

A career retrospective from one of the founding cartoonists of MAD magazine has come to Sarasota. The Ringling College of Art & Design exhibition is a showcase of American pop culture told in ink, marker, colored pencils and watercolor.

Courtesy Jack Davis

The history of the Gulf of Mexico is often times relegated to the footnotes in history textbooks.

It’s a wrong that historian Jack Davis said he hopes to make right in his latest book, “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.”