A weekly look at a different fascintating topic in Florida History
Cover art photo by Derek Reese. @DR928
Episode 83: Runaway Slaves on the Apalachicola River, The War of 1812 and Andrew Jackson
On Episode 83 we discuss the Negro Fort (in modern Franklin County) which was a harbor for runaway slaves encouraged by British abolitionists and Spanish officials. Andrew Jackson and the pro-slavery United States destroyed the fort and killed 334 people in 1816, the single biggest resistance by African-Americans to white military power in North America prior to the Civil War.
Episode 82: 2020 Presidential Election in historical context part 2
Part 2 of our discussion on the 2020 Election in a historical context.
Episode 81: McCarthyism in Florida: The Johns Committee and the Purple Pamphlet
In Episode 81 we discuss Charley Johns infamous Legislative Committee which investigated the NAACP, academics and civil rights groups. It also produced the infamous "purple pamphlet" meant to condemn Homosexuality in Florida.
Episode 80: Florida's 2020 Presidential Election in Historical Context Part 1
On part 1 of our look at Donald Trump's Florida victory in a historical context, Kartik Krishnaiyer is joined by Dave Trotter of VotingTrend.com. Mr. Trotter had the most accurate modeling of Florida's elections in both 2018 and 2020. Among the topics discussed are the GOP's turning of traditional Democratic areas, Trump's success with Latino voters and the rebuilt Republican horseshoe, a key to the party's success in the state.
Episode 79: 1970 Florida Elections
On the 50th Anniversary of the 1970 Election which saw the statewide elevation of Lawton Chiles and Reubin Askew as well as the defeat of prominent Republicans we look back at that crazy cycle in Florida.
Episode 78: Minorcans in Florida
On this week's Florida History Podcast we discuss the oldest community of continued settled Floridians of European descent- the Minorcans of St Augustine.
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Just moved to Florida and it definitely helps me get my bearings. Robert needs to fix his audio. It’s kind of hard to make out what he says sometimes.
Sometimes interesting content marred by horrid production quality that makes this tough to listen to.
How about an episodes on Richard Stone or Jack Eckerd?