How Pensacola led to the siege of Yorktown and American victory in the Revolution

Florida was never, until recently has been treated as an equal by American historians. But in recent years more scholarship has demonstrated how Florida was a shining light in the 1600’s, how St Augustine was a more cosmopolitan and “free” city for non-whites in the colonial period and how Florida played a role in the American Revolution.

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, Kartik Krishnaiyer will discuss how the Spanish capture of Pensacola from the British in the Spring of 1781 led directly to Franco-American victory at Yorktown, winning the Revolutionary War for the US.

By Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau – Own work,, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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  1. Hi,my honor celebration revolution and contributor for revolution for nation.


  2. Excellent podcast for Pensacola history. Very good podcast.


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