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War on the Gulf Coast: The Spanish Fight against William Augustus Bowles

Gilbert C. Din


This book, based on extensive Spanish documentation, presents a new perspective on William Augustus Bowles's life and the Spanish fight against him on the Florida Gulf Coast, rejecting the notion that he was the director general of the Creeks. Spain battled the adventurer, who sought to subvert Indians living under its dominion between 1787 and 1803, and, as declining imperial power, struggled with limited manpower and resources to defeat his machinations. Initially an agent of Nassau merchants, Bowles attempted to oust Alexander McGillivray and transform himself into the leader of the Creeks ... More

Keywords: Florida, Gulf Coast, Bowles, creeks, Fort San Marcos, Great Britain, Mississippi River gunboats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813037523
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilbert C. Din, author