When the nineteenth century began, Florida, or the two colonial territories that became the modern state, was still under Spanish rule, its residents untouched as yet by coming rebellion and war. When the century closed, Florida was part of the American Deep South, looking to northern financiers for its Gilded Age development while creating Jim Crow laws as a buttress against calls for racial equality.
Cusick, James G.
"Historiography of Nineteenth-Century Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 94:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol94/iss3/4