Colonial Plantations and Economy in Florida / Edition 1

Colonial Plantations and Economy in Florida / Edition 1

by Jane L. Landers, Jane G. Landers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813017726

ISBN-13: 9780813017723

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: University Press of Florida

This illustrated collection documents the rich history of Florida's earliestindigo, rice, and cotton plantations, timbering operations, and Atlantic commericial networks. Based on primary research in archives in England, Scotland, Spain, Cuba, Minorca, and Florida as well as upon archaeological investigations, the 9 essays trace for the first time the

Overview

This illustrated collection documents the rich history of Florida's earliestindigo, rice, and cotton plantations, timbering operations, and Atlantic commericial networks. Based on primary research in archives in England, Scotland, Spain, Cuba, Minorca, and Florida as well as upon archaeological investigations, the 9 essays trace for the first time the relationship of Florida to both the Caribbean and the Atlantic economies.

"Life in Florida 200 years before the Epcot Center was a complex and painful story of speculation and exploitation, of high hopes and bitter realities. This very southern story has remained unknown to most Americans for too long. Now a diligent group of Florida historians is mining late 18th-century sources to uncover a forgotten world of English and Spanish, Minorcans and Greeks, Ibos and Fulani, Creeks and Seminoles. This timely volume brings together some of their best and most recent work, offering a varied, coherent, and detailed introduction to the work-in-progress that is early Florida history during the crucial period long after De León and De Soto and shortly before Jackson and Osceola."-Peter H. Wood, Duke University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813017723
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
First
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.88(d)

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