Published On: Fri, Feb 2nd, 2024

The American Conquest of Florida is released in all formats

This is the final book in the Albion Florida series and we cover the period from 1784 to 1825. The Spanish re-assumed control of East Florida in 1784 when the British ceded the colony. West Florida has been under Spanish administration since 1781.

The next few decades would be engulfed in tumult with incursions into Florida from the newly independent United States routinely resulting in armed conflict.

Florida had an often forgotten and ignored role in the War of 1812. That is discussed extensively in this work.

Andrew Jackson’s legend was cemented by his actions in Florida – which were arguably illegal and almost certainly morally highly questionable. Jackson’s actions drove Florida into the United States. While Spain ceded Florida by treaty, in reality the US conquered Florida.

The British continued to play a key role in Florida even after losing formal control of the colony. We’ll explore that angle as well in this work. In the Afterword, we discuss how Florida’s character was completely changed by the American conquest. The multicultural, eclectic colonial period was replaced by a a classic southern plantation economy and a state whose politics were based on Jeffersonian principles.

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