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Florida's First Palace- The History of the Kingsley Plantation    NEW!

Kingsley plantation imageFew places in Florida are steeped in so much history, good and bad, as the Kingsley Plantation located in the northeast coastal area. That history even includes an archaeological past featuring the Timucuan Native Americans.

Starting in 1765 with its first “owner” Richard Hazard, no other place in the state exemplifies Florida’s early emergence as a society based on slavery and the early struggles to bring it to an end. Its owners were the colony’s and territory’s leaders.

Learn of John Houston McIntosh’s clandestine attempt to take Florida from Spain with secret help from President Madison and of Zephaniah Kingsley’s struggles to change the slave system and his black wife, Anna, who found herself both participant in and at the center of the storm.

 

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