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Published: Apr 1 2004
Size: 6.00 x 9.00
edited by James M. Denham and Keith L. Huneycutt
James M. Denham is a professor of history and director of the Center for Florida History at Florida Southern College. He is the author of A Rogue's Paradise: Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Florida, 1821–1861 and coeditor of Cracker Times and Pioneer Lives: The Florida Reminiscences of George Gillett Keen and Sarah Pamela Williams and Florida Sheriffs: A History, 1821–1945. His articles and reviews have appeared in American Historical Review, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Georgia Historical Quarterly, and Florida Historical Quarterly. Denham lives in Lakeland.
Keith L. Huneycutt is a professor of English and department chair at Florida Southern College. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. His articles have appeared in Military History of the West and Florida Historical Quarterly. Huneycutt also lives in Lakeland.
"This wonderful book is a story that asks, can two well-educated and sophisticated young sisters from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, find happiness on the rude, unlettered, and dangerous frontier of East Florida during the Second Seminole War? The answer is given by the sisters themselves in correspondence lovingly edited and thoroughly annotated by James M. Denham and Keith L. Huneycutt. This is history at its most pleasurable. Enjoy!"—Michael Gannon, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History, University of Florida
"The Brown sisters' correspondence brings to life the Florida frontier of the antebellum period. Transplanted Yankees, Corinna and Ellen were astute observers of war, politics, and social customs. This fine collection of their letters reveals settlers' fears and ambitions, as well as the financial and intellectual challenges women faced."—Tracy J. Revels, Department of History, Wofford College
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