Voices from Colonial America: Florida 1513-1821

Voices from Colonial America: Florida 1513-1821

by Matthew C Cannavale, Robert Olwell
     
 

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You may know that a quest for the Fountain of Youth led Ponce de León to claim Florida for Spain in 1513. But did you know that it took the founding of a settlement by French Protestants to spur Spain to take colonization seriously? Readers follow all the action as French forces are massacred, St. Augustine is founded, and Spanish missionaries begin a 200-year…  See more details below

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You may know that a quest for the Fountain of Youth led Ponce de León to claim Florida for Spain in 1513. But did you know that it took the founding of a settlement by French Protestants to spur Spain to take colonization seriously? Readers follow all the action as French forces are massacred, St. Augustine is founded, and Spanish missionaries begin a 200-year effort to convert the Indians to Christianity. Eyewitness accounts help readers compare life during first Spanish then British rule and find out how Florida finally became part of the United States in 1821.

Readers can now view the Sunshine State's history through fresh eyes in impeccably researched text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792268666
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Series:
National Geographic Voices from ColonialAmerica Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Matthew C. Cannavale holds a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He lives in Brighton, Massachusetts.

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