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Florida founder William P. DuVal : frontier bon vivant

Author: James M Denham
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each day thousands of revellers trudge down DuVal Street in Florida's Key West, but few know for whom the street is named. In Florida Founder William P. DuVal, James M. Denham provides the first  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Pope Duval; William Pope Duval
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Denham
ISBN: 9781611174663 161117466X
OCLC Number: 893455611
Description: xvi, 456 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Scion of the Old Dominion --
Soldier and war hawk politician --
Judge and governor --
Founder of the Florida Territory --
Neamathla and a new territorial capital --
A "corrupt bargain" and a new home in Florida --
Trials, tribulations, and "left-handed justice" --
"I have health, activity, good spirits, and a small share of perserverity" --
"Harassed by the persecution of their neighbors" --
Storm clouds on the horizon --
"I intend to examine ... your relation to the president" --
Nullifying an election --
"I shall return very poor to Kentucky" --
"Do all you can for Texas" --
Canals, banks, and a constitutional convention --
Faith bonds, division, depression, and a plague --
"Tyler too," Washington intrigue, and St. Augustine --
State of Texas, State of Florida --
"I will not be the cause of disunion in our ranks" --
Gone to Texas, gone to Washington.
Responsibility: James M. Denham.
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"They don't make men like William DuVal any more, which is just as well, since the rambunctious Floridian would have found our staid era confining. James Denham brings DuVal to life in this Read more...

 
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