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History and government of Florida.


Parts I and II cover the history of Florida including its discovery by Ponce de Leon, the establishment of colonies by various European nations, its purchase by the United States, statehood, involvement in the Civil War, Reconstruction and brief descriptions of events through World War I. Part III describes the Internal Improvement Fund, Florida's school system and the civil government of Florida.

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The geography of the state -- Part. I. The explorations. I. How Ponce de Leon discovered Florida -- II. Panfilo de Narvaez -- III. Hernando de Soto -- IV. The Indians of Florida -- Planting the colonies. V. A French colony in Florida -- VI. How the French colony was destroyed -- VII. The revenge of Dominique de Gourgues -- VIII. More about St. Augustine -- IX. The founding of Pensacola -- Colonial Florida. X. English neighbors -- XI. Florida a British colony -- XII. Second Spanish occupation -- XIII. Florida's part in the War of 1812 -- XIV. Jackson in Florida -- Part II. Territorial days. I. How Florida became a territory of the United States -- II. Governor Duval -- III. The new capital -- IV. The Scotch pioneers of the Euchee region -- The Seminole War. V. Governor Duval and the Indians -- VI. Beginning of the Seminole War -- VII. Dade Massacre, Withlacoochee, the blockhouse -- VIII. The capture of Osceola and Coacoochee -- IX. End of the Seminole War -- X. Governor Call -- Statehood and the Civil War. XI. How Florida became a state, and how she withdrew from the Union -- XII. Events of the war at Pensacola -- XIII. Jacksonville, Olustee -- XIV. Marianna -- XV. Natural Bridge -- XVI. End of the war -- Reconstruction and recent progress. XVII. Florida again in the Union -- XVIII. Drew, Bloxham, Perry, Fleming, Mitchell -- XIX. Bloxham, Jennings, Broward, Gilchrist -- Chronological table of principal events in parts I and II -- Establishment of counties -- Bibliography -- References for topical research -- Part III. Brief history of Internal Improvement Fund and railway development -- The Florida school system -- Civil government of Florida. Constitution of Florida, rearranged and simplified -- Florida election system -- Privileges and duties of Florida citizens -- Governors of Florida -- Population of Florida by counties -- Index.


By Caroline Mays Brevard ; with questions, supplementary chapters and an outline of Florida civil government by H. E. Bennett. Includes bibliographical references (p. 213), references for topical research (p. 214-216) and index. Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2003. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically digitized by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the Main Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.


Florida -- Politics and government; Florida -- History; European Discovery and Settlement in Florida, 1492-1821; Territorial Florida, 1821-1845; Ante-Bellum Florida, 1845-1861; Civil War in Florida, 1861-1865; Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913; Florida During World War I, 1914-1918; History; Military history; Political science


New York, N.Y.


American book company


275, xv pages : illustrations, maps (1 color), portraits ; 19 cm.



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