AMH 6429: Early Florida
Course Description for Early Florida
Description: This graduate research seminar examines the history of early Florida, from sixteenth-century encounters between Indians and Spanish conquistadores to the Seminole Wars. Key topics include Florida as an American Indian country, a magnet for runaway slaves, pivotal borderlands in imperial and regional contestations, and a lasting frontier in the United States. Special emphasis is placed on local history and the use of digital and local archives. No Spanish language skills are needed for this course.