Category Florida History

Pensacola liberated from British Rule in 1781

By H. Charles McBarron, Jr. – US Army Center of Military History, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1969767 On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss the 1781 liberation of Pensacola from British rule during the American Revolutionary War. In March 1781, The Spanish launched a siege against Pensacola. Gálvez had close to 20,000 troops at his disposal including about […]

It’s time to once again elect a Secretary of State and Commissioner of Education

File this under the law of “unintended consequences.” In 1998, many of us thought it was a good idea to “depoliticize” cabinet offices by taking them away from being elected positions to making them appointed ones. We thought it was a “good government” measure, akin to Florida’s Askew-era progressive tradition of “government in the sunshine.” […]

The American Revolution in West Florida front

In our latest edition of the Albion Florida series of The Florida History Podcast, we focus on the the push to liberate West Florida. For years it was ignored by history books, but recently scholars of the revolution have begun to emphasize the importance of fighting along the Gulf Coast of North America in discussions […]

American Revolutionary battles in East Florida

In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the key battles that took place in modern-day Duval and Nassau counties. This is episode 12 of our Albion Florida series. Episode 1- Introduction, El Camino Real and why Florida was different Episode 2- Building the Castillo de San Marcos Episode 3- Queen Anne’s War Part 1- […]

Patrick Tonyn & The first Continental Army invasion of Florida

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, as part of our ongoing Albion Florida series, we discuss Florida Governor Patrick Tonyn, a particularly toxic character and the first attempts by the newly-declared Independent United State to invade East Florida. Episode 1- Introduction, El Camino Real and why Florida was different Episode 2- Building the Castillo de San Marcos […]

Catholicism in Florida and The American Revolution

The role of Catholicism in Florida staying loyal to the crown and related topics is the topic on this week’s Florida History Podcast, Episode 10 of the Albion Florida Series  – Both East and West Florida had a far larger percentage of Catholics in 1775 than any of the Thirteen Colonies. British policy from the […]

Dear Governor DeSantis – You may want to know the history of Catholics in Florida before you keep manipulating the teaching of history

Editors Note: Timing is everything. The below column ran about a year ago and got very little traction. But this week we have our ongoing Albion Florida podcast series, dealing coincidentally with Catholicism (podcast will release Tuesday and was taped a month ago) and the State of Florida, banning textbooks, albeit math textbooks. And it’s […]

The American Revolution in Florida- an introduction

The American Revolution’s impact on Florida isn’t widely taught or discussed. But it was very much a part of the development of what today is the State of Florida. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we begin a series of podcasts looking the Revolutionary War in Florida. This is Episode 9 of our Albion Florida […]

Albion Florida Podcast series – updated links and schedule

We begin discussing the American Revolution with this Tuesday’s release. Here is the updated schedule and links of already released podcasts. Episode 1- Introduction, El Camino Real and why Florida was different Episode 2- Building the Castillo de San Marcos Episode 3- Queen Anne’s War Part 1- March to war, Battle of the Flint River, […]

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