A New Andalucia and a Way to the Orient: The American Southeast During the Sixteenth Century

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LSU Press, 2004 - History - 353 pages
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Paul E. Hoffman's groundbreaking book focuses on a neglected area of colonial history -- southeastern North America during the sixteenth-century. Hoffman describes expeditions to the region, efforts at colonization, and rivalries between the French, Spanish, and English. He reveals the ways in which the explorers' expectations -- fueled by legends -- crumbled in the face of difficulties encountered along the southeastern coast. The first book to link the earliest voyages with the explorations of the sixteenth century and the settlement of later colonies, Hoffman's work is an important reassessment of southern colonial history.

  

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Contents

Ayllons Contract and Quejos Second Voyage 15231525
34
Verrazzanos Sea and FrancoSpanish Claims to North
105
A Renewal of Interest in the Southeast 15521557
125
The Luna Expedition and European Diplomacy 15571559
144
The Spaniards and the Atlantic Coast 15601563
169
The FrancoSpanish Struggle 15621565
205
Spanish Florida 15651572
231
Transition in Spanish Florida and New French and English
267
The English Test the Legends 15831590
291
Epilogue
308
Alonso de Chaves Rutter and the Locations of Ayllons
315
Bibliography
329
Index
343
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Paul E. Hoffman, professor of history at Louisiana State University, is the author or co-author of six books on colonial Latin American history, including Florida's Frontiers, winner of the Gulf South Historical Association Book Award, and The Last Voyage of El Nuevo Constante: The Wreck and Recovery of an Eighteenth-Century Spanish Ship off the Louisiana Coast. He lives in Baton Rouge.

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