The Exiles of Florida


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“The Author of the following work has endeavored to give a faithful record of … the Exiles of Florida. Torn from their native land, their friends and homes, they were sold in the markets of Carolina and Georgia. Feeling the hand of oppression bearing heavily upon them, they fled to Florida, and, under Spanish laws, became free. … At a time of profound peace, our army, acting under the direction of the Executive, invaded Florida, murdered many of these free men, and brought others to the United States and consigned them to slavery. An expensive and bloody war followed …During its protracted continuance of seven years, bribery and treachery were practiced towards the Exiles and their allies, the Seminole Indians; flags of truce were violated; the pledged faith of the nation was disregarded. By these means the removal of the Exiles from Florida was effected. After they had settled in the Western Country, most of these iniquities were repeated, until they were driven from our nation and compelled to seek an asylum in Mexico.” (From the author’s Introduction, 1858) (11 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Introduction 5:02 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 1 - Circumstances Attending the Early History of Slavery in the Colonies 29:42 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 2 - Further Efforts to Restore Exiles 24:02 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 3 - Hostilities Maintained by Georgia 32:40 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 4 - General Hostilities 21:21 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 5 - Further Efforts of the Government to Restore Exiles to Servitude 24:03 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 6 - Further Efforts to Enslave the Exiles 56:53 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 7 - Commencement of the Second Seminole War 38:34 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 8 - Hostilities Continued 20:45 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 9 - Hostilities Continued 20:41 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 10 - The War Continued, Peace Declared, General Jessup Assumes Command … 13:50 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 11 - General Jessup Overthrows His Own Efforts in Favor of Peace 30:26 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 12 - The Renewal and Prosecution of the War 31:41 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 13 - Vigorous Prosecution of the War 33:25 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 14 - Great Difficulties Interrupt the Progress of the War 54:09 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 15 - Difficulties in Enslaving Exiles Continued 19:12 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 16 - Further Difficulties in the Work of Enslaving the Exiles 19:28 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 17 - Total Failure of All Efforts to Enslave the Exiles 36:31 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 18 - Further Difficulties in Prosecuting the War 48:31 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 19 - Hostilities Continued 19:59 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 20 - Hostilities Continued 52:04 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 21 - Close of the War 18:58 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter 22 - History of Exiles Continued 13:00 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter 23 - The Re-union and Final Exodus 29:11 Read by Maria Kasper

Reviews


(2 stars)

little known history of precivil war interactions between native american and freedemen in florida. the extensive detail lost my attention and i skipped between chapters.