The Seminole Struggle: A History of America's Longest Indian War (Hardcover)

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When we published our initial work on the Seminole Wars in 2004, we lamented the fact that such an important series of events was widely unknown to the American public in general and to the majority of Floridians. Not that we should have been surprised: The war was fought in one small corner of the nation and therefore of little concern to Americans as a whole, and most Floridians weren't born in the state and would have had little opportunity to learn about the wars. Yet it shouldn't have been that way. The Seminole Wars were a major conflict for the nation and arguably one of the most formative events for the State of Florida. The Indian Wars of the American West are famous worldwide, yet the Seminole Wars were bigger than any western Indian war. The foundations for most of Florida's great cities are a result of the Seminole Wars, yet few of those cities' residents are aware of the fact. It was an historical oversight we felt was in need of correction.

About the Author

John Missall and his wife Mary Lou are historians and authors whose primary work focuses on the Seminole Indian Wars. John is the primary author on most of their books, including the award-winning novels Hollow Victory and Elizabeth's War. He has been a life-long student of history, has completed two volumes on the works of Shakespeare, and has taught courses in astronomy. Mary Lou is the chief researcher of their two Seminole War histories and the biographies of Col. William S. Foster and Maj. John R. Vinton. She has a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.A. from California State University. The couple are long-time residents of Fort Myers, Florida. The couple lives in Fort Myers, Florida.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683340591
ISBN-10: 1683340590
Publisher: Pineapple Press
Publication Date: November 19th, 2019
Pages: 416
Language: English