Dr. Roger Smith, noted Historian and celebrated author of “Hope of Freedom: Southern Blacks and the American Revolution”, will be at the museums’ retail shop for a talk, Q&A session, and book signing focused on his work “The 14th Colony: George Washington’s Planned Invasions of East Florida”.
Smith holds a Master’s Degree in the field of American History and a Ph.D. in Early American History and Atlantic World Studies from the University of Florida. His goal is to bring the newest historical research to the public through speaking engagements while continuing his research into the untold history of the American Revolution as it impacted Florida and the southern colonies.
In The 14th Colony, focus is centered on the December 1775 letter written by General George Washington to John Hancock, warning the Continental Congress of the British stockpile of weapons and gunpowder in St. Augustine. Washington’s alarm highlights the role played by British St. Augustine in the American War of Independence. It has been called the most unique story of the American Revolution.
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