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Privateers of the Americas
In 1817, a group of pirates and privateers invaded Amelia Island, then a Spanish colony, to strike a blow for the Spanish American Revolution. Dr. David Head, University of Central Florida, tells the stories of these revolutionary rogues, how they planned to free Florida from Spanish rule, and how the United States chased them away.
Dr. David Head is an historian, author, and lecturer of history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Originally from Western New York, he received his B.A. in history from Niagara University and his Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. A Crisis of Peace is David’s fourth book. He previously published Privateers of the Americas: Spanish American Privateering from the United States in the Early Republic (University of Georgia Press, 2015), which won the 2016 John Gardner Maritime Research Award presented by the Fellows of the G.W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport Museum.
This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society.
Date/time: April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Presented By:Dr. David Head