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

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.”

Peter J. Hamilton, A.M.

(1897, 1910, 1991), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 772 pp.

ISBN: 9781556134531