In reviewing works on Florida territorial history, well-known scholar Herbert J. Doherty Jr. noted in 1958 that many individual church histories had been written but most were "not good history." Even though he later conceded that Catholic and some Protestant denominations were "adequately treated" in denominational history survey, a true religious history-one that synthesizes church histories- remain unavailable. The role of religion on Florida's territorial frontiers is largely hidden from history.
Dibble, Ernest F.
"Religion on Florida Territorial Frontiers,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 80:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol80/iss1/3