John B Boles's A companion to the American South PDF

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ISBN-13: 9780631213192

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Most of the older historical writing focused on governors, William Augustus Bowles, and episodes that relate to the history of the US such as the Anglo-American invasion of 1795 and the ``Patriot's War'' of 1812±13. That minor border episodes should be the subject of several books illustrates how much the nationalist and romantic traditions have shaped the writing of history about East Florida in this period while larger topics are neglected. Weber (1992) is a useful summary. A somewhat comprehensive study is Pablo Tornero Tinajero (1979), which examines the demographic and economic history of the colony to show how La Florida became a dependency of the United States well before it was acquired as a result of Spain's weakness and Andrew Jackson's attacks.

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Hudson, Charles 1997: Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South's Ancient Chiefdoms. Athens: University of Georgia Press. ) 1994: The Forgotten Centuries: Indians and Europeans in the American South, 1521±1704. Athens: University of Georgia Press. Larsen, Clark Spencer 1987: Biological Interpretation and the Context for Contact. ), The Archaeology of Mission Santa Catalina de Guale: 2. Biocultural Interpretations of a Population in Transition.

In sum, the exploration of the South by the Spaniards and French is better understood in its narrative details than was the case half a century ago. Progress has been made as well in understanding the larger stories of which it is a part, stories that encompass Native Americans and their histories and also the histories of the English southern colonies. More can be done on almost all of these topics, especially for the seventeenth century. Colonization: La Florida (East Florida) Scholarly understanding of Spanish and French colonization also has undergone renovation during the last quarter century.

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