The Free and Independent Republic of West Florida

And speaking of short-lived, mostly forgotten nations, as I believe we were, allow me to go back into my notes from our road trip in 2015, and dig up a story that never got the blog post it deserved. * The Free and Independent Republic of West Florida made the Free State of Fiume look…

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Running from Bondage: A Q & A with Dr. Karen Cook Bell

Between the combination of the approval of Juneteenth as a federal holiday and the July 4th holiday , the American Revolution has been on my mind for the last few weeks. And thanks to a recently published book, those thoughts have taken some new turns. It is not often that a book crosses my desk…

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