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"The Fourteenth Colony - The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During the American Revolutionary War"
The British colony of West Florida - which once stretched from the mighty Mississippi to the shallow bends of the Apalachicola and portions of what are now the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana - is the forgotten fourteenth colony of America's Revolutionary era. The colony's eventful years as a part of the forgotten fourteenth colony of America's Revolutinary era. The colony's eventful years as a apart of the British Empire form an important and compelling interlude in Gulf Coast history that has far too long been overlooked. For a host of reasons, including the fact that Wes Florida did not rebel against the British Government, the colony has long been dismissed as a loyal but inconsequential fringe outpost, if considered at all. But the colony's history showcases a tumultuous political scene featuring a halting attempt at instituting representative government; a host of bold and colorful characters; a compelling saga of struggle and perseverance in the pursuit of financial stability; and a dramatic series of battles on land and water which brought about the end of its days under the Union Jack flag.
Mike Bunn serves as Director of History Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort, Alabama. He is author of Early Alabama: An Illustrated Guide to the Formative Years, 1798-1826; Alabama From Territory to Statehood: An Alabama Heritage Bicentennial Collection; Well Worth Stopping to See: Antebellum Columbus, Georgia Through the Eyes of Travelers; Civil War Eufaula; Battle for the Southern Frontier: The Creek Ware and the Ware of 1812; and Images of America: The Lower Chattahoochee River. Mike's latest book, Fourteenth Colony, relates the story of the Gulf Coast's remarkable British period, putting West Florida back in its rightful place on the map of Colonial America. Mike serves on the board of several local and statewide historical and cultural organizational. Mike has an undergraduate degree from Faulkner University; two master's degrees from the University of Alabama; and he lives with his wife Tonya and daughter Zoey in Daphne, Alabama.
The First Bank of Alabama Adult Lectu...
Date and Time
Wednesday Oct 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
B. B. Comer Memorial Library Harry I. Brown Auditorium