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Historians have relied upon the integrity of the information in William Bartram's Travels for centuries, often concluding from it that the British (the colonial power from 1763 to 1783) had not engaged in large-scale land development in Florida.
However, the well-documented truth is that the St. Johns riverfront was not in a state of unspoiled nature in 1774; it was instead the scene of drained wetlands and ambitious agricultural developments including numerous successful farms and plantations. Unsuccessful settlements could also be found, William Bartram's own foundered venture among them.
Title: ... William Bartram and the Ghost Plantations of British East Florida
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher: USA:, University Press of Florida: 2010
ISBN Number: 0813035279
ISBN Number 13: 9780813035277
Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
lb: 2.00 lb
Seller ID: 006238