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J. Michael Francis Reveals Florida’s Colonial Past

J. Michael Francis

Speaking to an overflow crowd at the Orlando Public Library, historian J. Michael Francis explored the many myths that dominate popular perceptions about the Spanish colonization of Florida. His talk on Sunday, September 18, also highlighted the fascinating work Francis and his students pursue as they uncover the truth about early Florida through research in Spanish archives.

Copies of Prof. Francis’s latest book, “St. Augustine America’s First City: A Story of Unbroken History & Enduring History,” may be purchased by emailing him at or by printing out and completing  this form and sending it to him with a check.