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Foundation of Georgia leads to the War of Jenkins Ear for Florida

The following is a brief excerpt from my forthcoming book Albion Florida. The book should be complete later this year. The British colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe in 1733 as a buffer state against Spanish Florida. Florida had continued to be a haven for runaway slaves and St Augustine had by this […]

Throwback Thursday: Free blacks help save Florida from Anglo-American domination

For the British in London, knocking Spain out of the war was strategic in a larger global conflict. For the Anglo-American colonists in Georgia and the Carolina’s invading Florida was more about crushing black freedom as well as Catholicism¬† while extending slavery.¬† In July 1742, decisive battles between the Spanish and British took place in […]