Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America’s Revolutionary Era

Letter from Lisa Harrison of NewSouth Books:

I’m in touch to suggest that [you] extend a speaking invitation to Mike Bunn, author of Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America’s Revolutionary Era

In Fourteenth Colony, historian Bunn introduces readers to the British colony of West Florida, which incorporated portions of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana during the revolutionary period. The eventful years of the colony are an important and compelling interlude in Gulf Coast history that has been long overlooked. this political saga features a halting attempt at instituting a representative government; a host of bold and colorful characters; struggle and perseverance in the pursuit of financial stability; and a dramatic series of battles on land and water. Publishers Weekly says, “Bunn combines deep scholarship with vivid storytelling in this comprehensive record of the period.” The Atlanta Constitution calls the book, “exhaustive, well-documented, a must-read.”

Mike Bunn is an author and historian who has worked with several cultural heritage organizations in the Southeast. He currently serves as director of Historic Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort, Alabama. He is author or co-author of several books, including Early Alabama: An Illustrated Guide to the Formative Years, 1798–1826; Alabama From Territory to Statehood: An Alabama Heritage Bicentennial Collection; Well Worth Stopping to See: Antebellum Columbus, Georgia Through the Eyes of Travelers; Civil War Eufaula; Battle for the Southern Frontier: The Creek War and War of 1812; and Images of America: The Lower Chattahoochee River. Mike is editor of Muscogiana, the journal of the Muscogee County Genealogical Society. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Alabama Historical Association, the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission.

Please let me know if you would like more information on Fourteenth Colony, or to invite Mike Bunn to give a presentation on the history of West Florida.


Lisa Harrison
Publicity Associate / NewSouth Books
105 S. Court St. Montgomery, AL 36104
334-834-3556 (office)

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