Category Florida History

American Renewal (1960) – A Florida Squeeze Documentary

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Florida Politics in 1968

With all the comparisons between 2020 and 1968, on this weeks Florida History Podcast we look back at Florida politics in 1968. It was a year that defined modern America with its civil disobedience, racially-charged politics and of course The Vietnam War raging. Florida had a major role in the Presidential Campaign with the Republican […]

Florida on the 4th: The Gulf Coast Campaign of the American Revolution

Spain officially entered the war on May 8, 1779 as an ally of the United States and France. The Governor of Spanish Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez. On August 27, 1779, Spanish forces set out to capture Baton Rouge.  Fort Bute On September 7, 1779, Spanish forces overwhelmed a small British garrison protecting Fort Bute, giving […]

Florida on the 4th: Attempted American invasions of British East Florida

Writers note: This is part two of a three part series on TFS to commemorate the Fourth of July discussing Florida and the American Revolution.  As I continue research for my forthcoming book, Albion Florida, I am uncovering more interesting history of Florida in the Revolutionary War- a history that has been largely under-told through […]

Florida on the 4th: 7 key factors why Florida did not join the American Revolution

Writers note: This weekend TFS will run three straight days of material on Florida and the American Revolution.  As I continue research for my forthcoming book, Albion Florida, I am uncovering more interesting history of Florida in the Revolutionary War- a history that has been largely under-told through the years.  Role of Catholicism in Florida […]

Leroy Collins at Selma and 1968

On this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast, we discuss Governor Leroy Collins historic work after leaving the Governorship. Collins played a critical and often under-discussed role in ensuring the Selma to Montgomery march went ahead and ran in 1968 for the US Senate – a race where his moderate racial views ran head […]

Florida Governors and Civil Rights

In this week’s edition of the Florida History Podcast we look at the contrasting approach of 20th Century Florida Governors toward African-Americans and Civil Rights. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free which enable […]

Video series on India-China dispute

On my Twitter feed, I am providing several short videos (about 2 minutes each) explaining the history behind the India-China border dispute. It’s meant as an informative beginner’s primer not as in-depth analysis. The videos will be released over the next few days and threaded together. In the future, I may release a longer-form video […]

JetBlue making major Florida push with several exciting new routes

JetBlue Airways announced a significant expansion to its route network on Thursday. Included in the announcement was the launching of a new base at Newark. The new base will compliment the airline’s large hub at New York-JFK. The New York-based airline has focus cities in New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and San Juan. COVID-19 […]

Election 2020 – Same as it ever was?

Could history serve as a guide in the 2020 election? With headlines about racial violence, protests and riots, 2020 seems reminiscent of 1968. Racial strife and division of 1967 and 1968 set the stage for the law and order candidacy of Richard Milhous Nixon. President Trump, who recently reaffirmed his claim to being a “law […]