Tag Archives: American Revolution

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: 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 […]

Seven key factors why Florida did not join the American Revolution

As I continue research for my forthcoming book, Albion Florida, I have come to the conclusion that the simplistic reasons given for Florida’s non-participation in the American Revolution are just that – simple stuff that demands elaboration. I will explain this in a longer form manner when my book is published, but today I want […]

The American Revolution in Florida

We learn as young children in school about the American Revolution and the “fight for freedom” of the colonists in the 13 “original” colonies. But we learn very little about the 14th and 15th British colonies south of the St Lawrence River, colonies like Quebec to the north of that river which were acquired in […]

Thursday Bookshelf : 1775 and why Florida didn’t join the American Revolution

Kevin Phillips 1775: A Good Year for Revolution is a definitive and intellectual look at the causes of the American Revolution. Like Phillips other woks we’ve reviewed here on the “Bush Dynasty” and the politics of the American wealthy and the developing theocracy that appeared during the 2000’s , Phillips makes any subject interesting. The former Republican political consultant […]