Colonial Plantations and Economy in Florida

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University Press of Florida, 2000 - History - 220 pages
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This illustrated collection documents the rich history of Florida's earliest indigo, rice and cotton plantations, cattle ranches, timbering operations, and Atlantic commercial networks. The essays trace the relationship of Florida to the Caribbean and Atlantic economies.
 

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Contents

A Swamp of an Investment? Richard Oswalds British East Florida Plantation Experiment
11
Blue Gold Andrew Turnbulls New Smyrna Plantation
39
Success through Diversification Francis Philip Fatios New Switzerland Plantation
69
Francisco Xavier Sanchez Floridano Planter and Merchant
83
Zephaniah Kingsleys Laurel Grove Plantation 18031813
98
Free Black Plantations and Economy in East Florida 17841821
121
The Plantation System of the Florida Seminole Indians and Black Seminoles during the Colonial Era
136
The Cattle Trade in East Florida 17841821
150
Spanish East Florida in the Atlantic Economy of the Late Eighteenth Century
168
Appendix
189
Contributors
211
Index
213
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Landers is an assistant professor of history and a member of the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies at Vanderbilt University.

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