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Reviewers and Editors

Greetings H-Florida Colleagues,

The editors of H-Florida are seeking reviewers and editors. Currently, we have a good selection of books available for review. If you are interested, please contact Jeanine at the email address below. If you have not reviewed for H-Florida, please include a short cv with your contact information. 

Job Announcement: Executive Director, St. Augustine Historical Society

The St. Augustine Historical Society seeks a dynamic Executive Director to provide overall institutional leadership for the Society.  The Society recently completed a strategic planning process and is embarking on a period of growth and development, which the Executive Director will lead. 

Resource: Digital Florida Historic Newspapers

The Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project (FPRDNP) is a collaboration between the University of Florida Smathers Libraries and the library at the University of Puerto Rico–Rio Piedras. The project provides a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 from Florida and Puerto Rico. The completed project will provide free, internet-based access to newspapers that are currently on aging microfilm.

James M. Denham
Philip Smith

Smith on Denham, 'Florida Founder William P. DuVal: Frontier Bon Vivant'

James M. Denham. Florida Founder William P. DuVal: Frontier Bon Vivant. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2015. 456 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-466-3.

Reviewed by Philip Smith (Texas A&M University) Published on H-Florida (March, 2016) Commissioned by Jeanine A. Clark Bremer

Governor Nimrod Wildfire, a Founder of Florida