Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida
McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 268 pages
Juan Ponce de León was an important figure in the history of the Spanish colonisation of what are today Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the south-eastern United States. While many people are familiar with the name Ponce de León, only a handful know the historical truth of what Ponce did -- and did not -- do! This is the most extensive biography to date of this important but misrepresented figure in the early colonial history of America. Written by one of America's foremost experts on 15th and 16th century exploration and discovery, this book dispels the myths about Ponce de León and credits him with discoveries for which he previously has not been credited. The author assembles the most extensive collection ever of facts, reasoned inference, translations of critical documents, original maps, historical illustrations, and photographs bearing upon the life and legacy of this important figure. Ponce's life and legacy are examined in the context of Spain's ambitions in the New World during the 16th century.
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Most fourth graders learn that Juan Ponce de Le"n was looking for the Fountain of Youth when he discovered Florida in 1513. Ponce de Le"n, a member of the Spanish upper class, sailed with Columbus on his second expedition and became a prosperous farmer on Hispaniola and later governor of Puerto Rico. In 1516, he was searching for a rumored island west of Cuba called Bimini when he instead came upon the peninsula of Florida, which he explored in two expeditions but never colonized. He was the first European to discover the value of the Gulf Stream, which was so vital to the Atlantic crossings. Ponce de Le"n was killed by Indians near Tampa in 1521. He found no gold and founded no colonies, and his explorations were overshadowed by the achievements of Cortes and Pizzaro in Mexico and Peru, respectively. Fuson, a historical geographer at the University of South Florida, demonstrates that Ponce de Le"n was an honest, deliberate, and rational man at a time when abuse, greed, and treachery often prevailed. The author has brought together an extensive collection of facts, original documents, maps, and illustrations bearing on the life and legacy of this important figure. A beautifully written and well-illustrated work that should be in all public and academic libraries.DStanley L. Itkin, Hillside P.L., New Hyde Park, NY ...
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As a recent emigrant to the Caribbean this book was a great introduction to the history of Puerto Rico. Standing elevated in El Yunque and looking north to the beach. There is a vista hopefully we shared c JP de L. It is a view that has not changed much in 500 hundered years.
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Juan Ponce de Leon and the Spanish Discovery of Puerto
By Robert H. Fuson. (Blacksburg, Va.: mcdonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 2000. Pp. xvi, 268. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 0-939923-82-3; cloth, $29.95
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1460 - Born in Tierra de Campos Palencia.1493 - He began his career of exploration as part of Christopher Columbus' second expedition to the New World.1502 ...
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