J. Barton Starr


No historian of British West Florida better understands the history of that colony than Robert R. Rea. Over the past twenty years, he has published numerous articles and books on that frontier outpost of the British Empire and has an unsurpassed grasp of the intricacies of the internal history of the colony as well as the imperial complexities posed by the large new possession. His research is always thorough, his analysis clear and often thought provoking, and his writing a model of style that attracts both the general reader and the professional historian.