Sunday, October 18, 2009
My most interesting primary source is Kingdoms Face to Face: French Mobile and Spanish Pensacola, 1699-1719, which is about the early years of Pensacola and Mobile. This article talks about the importance of both settlement for those imperial powers. Since both countries have territories down in the Caribbean it was a hot spot to have a settlement around the gulf coast. This source also just talks about a small period of time, which is good for my research because it narrows down the information that I need. This article also connects to my thesis, which is the importance of the location and why it was disputed.