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Exiles of Florida

Joshua Giddings

“The Author of the following work has endeavored to give a faithful record of … the Exiles of Florida. Torn from their native land, their friends and homes, they were sold in the markets of Carolina and Georgia. Feeling the hand of oppression bearing heavily upon them, they fled to Florida, and, under Spanish laws, became free. … At a time of profound peace, our army, acting under the direction of the Executive, invaded Florida, murdered many of these free men, and brought others to the United States and consigned them to slavery. An expensive and bloody war followed …During its protracted continuance of seven years, bribery and treachery were practiced towards the Exiles and their allies, the Seminole Indians; flags of truce were violated; the pledged faith of the nation was disregarded. By these means the removal of the Exiles from Florida was effected. After they had settled in the Western Country, most of these iniquities were repeated, until they were driven from our nation and compelled to seek an asylum in Mexico.” (From the author’s Introduction, 1858)

“The Author of the following work has endeavored to give a faithful record of … the Exiles of Florida. Torn from their native land, their friends and homes, they were sold in the markets of Carolina and Georgia. Feeling the hand of oppression bearing heavily upon them, they fled to Florida, and, under Spanish laws, became free. … At a time of profound peace, our army, acting under the direction of the Executive, invaded Florida, murdered many of these free men, and brought others to the United States and consigned them to slavery. An expensive and bloody war followed …During its protracted continuance of seven years, bribery and treachery were practiced towards the Exiles and their allies, the Seminole Indians; flags of truce were violated; the pledged faith of the nation was disregarded. By these means the removal of the Exiles from Florida was effected. After they had settled in the Western Country, most of these iniquities were repeated, until they were driven from our nation and compelled to seek an asylum in Mexico.” (From the author’s Introduction, 1858)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

“The Author of the following work has endeavored to give a faithful record of … the Exiles of Florida. Torn from their native land, their friends and homes, they were sold in the markets of Carolina and Georgia. Feeling the hand of oppression bearing heavily upon them, they fled to Florida, and, under Spanish laws, became free. … At a time of profound peace, our army, acting under the direction of the Executive, invaded Florida, murdered many of these free men, and brought others to the United States and consigned them to slavery. An expensive and bloody war followed …During its protracted continuance of seven years, bribery and treachery were practiced towards the Exiles and their allies, the Seminole Indians; flags of truce were violated; the pledged faith of the nation was disregarded. By these means the removal of the Exiles from Florida was effected. After they had settled in the Western Country, most of these iniquities were repeated, until they were driven from our nation and compelled to seek an asylum in Mexico.” (From the author’s Introduction, 1858)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

56:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

54:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

48:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

52:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:12