In the planning of the 500 Years of Florida History series, we decided that the complexity of the nineteenth century was too challenging for a single issue. As a result, we divided the century at the end of Reconstruction and expanded it to 1920 and the extension of suffrage to American women with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The seven articles that focused on the earlier decades of nineteenth century appeared in the winter issue of Volume 94 and were edited by James Cusick. Those articles covered a range of topics from literature to Native Americans and the Seminole Wars, runaway slaves, Confederate prisoners in the Civil War, and a Reconstruction-era African American physician. Cusick tied everything together with a historiographic essay on nineteenth-century Florida.
Lester, Connie L.
"Special Issue Introduction by FHQ Editors,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 95:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol95/iss2/2