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Buckman, H H

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(1858-1914) US lawyer, politician and author, remembered for the segregationist Buckman Act of 1905, in terms of which the University of Florida on its founding statutorily excluded both women and persons of colour. In his sf novel, Merope: Or, the Destruction of Atlantis (1898), Atlantis is, as the title claims, destroyed, though only after the Atlanteans have conquered Greece. It is soon learned that the protagonists are avatars of figures from Greek mythology; Merope, in love with a mortal, is rescued from scheming priests, angering her relatives who now sink the great Island. [JC]

Henry Holland Buckman

born Jacksonville, Florida: 20 June 1858

died Jacksonville, Florida: 3 May 1914

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