East Florida in the Revolutionary Era, 1763-1785 (Paperback)
In 1763 Great Britain organized the colony of East Florida, which formed the entirety of what is now the state of Florida east of the Apalachicola River. Today, the history of East Florida is seldom studied, relegated to the outskirts of Colonial and Revolutionary Era literature, if the colony is mentioned at all.Such relegation leads many to assume that nothing significant must have happened there, but nothing is further from the truth. In 1775, a violent border war erupted between East Florida and the state of Georgia; two noteworthy Revolutionary War battles were fought on East Florida soil; and three American invasions failed to bring East Florida into the rebellion. In East Florida in the Revolutionary Era, 1763-1785, George Kotlik provides the first comprehensive and detailed history of British East Florida, drawing attention to the colony's early development and connection to the American Revolution.
GEORGE KOTLIK is a historian who specializes in eighteenth-century North American history and specifically the American Revolutionary era. He has contributed to a number of historical publications, including the Journal of the American Revolution, The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Emerging Revolutionary War Era, the Seven Years' War Association Journal, Augusta Richmond County History, the Louisiana Genealogical Register, the Loyalist Gazette, the New York History Review, the Sons of the American Revolution Magazine, and Florida Reflections. Kotlik studied British Colonial North American history at the University of Oxford. He has an MA in political science from Sul Ross State University and currently calls Florida home.