Tag Archives: Spanish Florida

Fort Mose and the first underground railroad – Freedom in Florida Part 1

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Fort Mose and runaway slaves to 17th and 18th Century Spanish Florida. The period from 1693 to 1739 is covered in this week’s podcast. It is the first in a series of podcasts on the “first underground railroad” which came not to Canada but to Florida. Below […]

The English invasion of Florida and Tallahassee’s Mission San Luis de Apalachee

On several occasions in the past we’ve discussed the 1704 English invasion of Florida on this site, most recently in 2017. So much of the way American history is taught is based around English settlements and the Thirteen Colonies branching outward. But before the thirteen English (then British after the Act of Union in 1707) […]