Colonial Mobile: An Historical Study, Largely from Original Sources, of the Alabama-Tombigbee Basin and the Old South West from the Discovery of the Spiritu Santo in 1519 until the Demolition of Fort Charlotte in 1821 - Peter J. Hamilton, A.M. This hefty work offers a very detailed history of the Mobile area which was under Spanish, French, British, and American domination at various times. The author examines: Exploration (1519–1670), the French Capital (1670, 1699–1722), The Department of Mobile (1722–1763), British West Florida (1763–1780), Spanish West Florida (1780–1813), and Americanization (1813-1821). The lengthy appendix reproduces numerous documents and narratives, and has a list of marriages, 1813–1821. End notes provide extensive supplemental material and documentation. The text is attractively illustrated with numerous maps and other illustrations. This is a revised and enlarged edition of a work which first appeared in 1897. The author was a Fellow at Princeton and an attorney in Mobile. He wrote several books on the history of the South. Larned calls his style “clear, concise, and vigorous.”
(1897, 1910, 1991), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 772 pp.