Florida's Frontiers / Edition 1

Florida's Frontiers / Edition 1

by Paul E. Hoffman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253340195

ISBN-13: 2900253340190

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Florida has had many frontiers. Imagination, greed, missionary zeal, disease, war, and diplomacy have shaped its historical boundaries. Bodies of water, soils and their associated floral and faunal ecology, the patterns of Native American occupation, and ways of colonizing have defined where the various old and new world peoples who have invaded Florida since 1500

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Florida has had many frontiers. Imagination, greed, missionary zeal, disease, war, and diplomacy have shaped its historical boundaries. Bodies of water, soils and their associated floral and faunal ecology, the patterns of Native American occupation, and ways of colonizing have defined where the various old and new world peoples who have invaded Florida since 1500 settled, and the degree to which each prospered as each built its own frontier upon the remains of its predecessors' efforts. Paul E. Hoffman's important new history of colonial Florida tells the story of those frontiers and how the land and the people shaped them during the three centuries from 1565 to 1860.

Author Biography: Paul E. Hoffman is Professor of History at Louisiana State University and author of several books including the prize-winning A New Andalucia and a Way to the Orient: The American Southeast during the Sixteenth Century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900253340190
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction by Walter Nugent and Malcolm Rohrbough
Preface
1. The Secrets of the Land
2. Discovering the Secrets
3. The Spanish Tidewater Frontier, Part I, 1562-1586
4. The Tidewater Frontier, Second Phase, 1586-1608
5. The Inland Frontier, 1608-1650
6. Death, Rebellion, A New Accommodation, and New Defenses: La Florida's Frontiers, 1650-1680
7. The First Contests with the English, 1680-1702
8. The Military Frontier At Last
9. New Tidewater Frontiers, 1763-1790
10. The American Frontier Envelopes East Florida, 1790-1821
11. The American Frontiers, 1821-1860
Appendix: U.S. Confirmed British and Spanish Land Grants, 1764-1820
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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