Based on his award winner doctoral dissertation, Dr. Roger Smith shares newly recovered information concerning British intentions in the southern colonies during the American Revolution. Did you know that there was more than one British southern invasion, or that George Washington penned over 80 letters to his general staff and the Continental Congress about St. Augustine? Did you know that there were 34 colonies that comprised the British Americas, stretching from Nova Scotia in the North Atlantic to Grenada in the farthest reaches of the southern Caribbean – and when measured, the geographic center of this vast area is two miles north of the St. Johns River in present-day Jacksonville. Dr. Smith’s research reveals that not only was the South crucial to the needs of the empire from 1775 on, but that East and West Florida played critical roles in these designs.
Dr. Roger Smith