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On the Establishment of Spanish Florida

Chaney, Edward and Kathleen Deagan
1989 St. Augustine and the La Florida colony: new life-styles in a new land. In First Encounters: Spanish Exploration in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492-1570, edited by Jerald T. Milanich and Susan Milbrath. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. Pp.166-82.

Excavations between 1985 and 1988 at the Menéndez campsite, 1565-66

Gannon, Micheal
1996 First European contacts. in The New History of Florida. edited by M. Gannon. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. pp. 16-39.

An excellent overview of the Spanish explorers and colonizers in Florida, preceding the establishment of St. Augustine.

Lyon, Eugene
1976 The Enterprise of Florida. The University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

The classic and most comprehensive source on Pedro Menéndez and the establishment of Spanish Florida.

Lyon, Eugene
1992 Richer than We Thought: The Material Culture of Sixteenth Century St. Augustine. El Escribano Vol. 29. St. Augustine: The St. Augustine Historical Society.

A compilation of original documents listing material goods known to have been present in St. Augustine in the 16 th century.

Lyon, Eugene
1997 The first three wooden forts of St. Augustine, 1565-1571. El Escribano 34:130-48.

A detailed presentation of information from newly-discovered documents that clarified the sequence and nature of St. Augustine's earliest forts. Published by the St. Augustine Historical Society.

Lyon, Eugene
1996 Settlement and survival. in The New History of Florida. edited by M. Gannon. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. pp. 40-62.

A summary of historical information about the founding of St. Augustine under Menéndez and the ensuing settlement of the sixteenth century

Manucy, Albert C.
1965 Florida 's Menéndez. Captain General of the Ocean Sea. St. Augustine: St. Augustine Historical Society.

An accessible and entertainingly written- but thoroughly researched- biography of Pedro Menéndez, and account of the establishment of La Florida.

McGrath, John
2000 The French in early Florida: in the eye of the hurricane. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

A detailed recounting of the French expeditions to Florida in 1564, and the brief, but intense and decisive conflict with the Spanish at St. Augustine.

Milanich, Jerald T. and Susan Milbrath, (Editors.)
1989 First Encounters: Spanish explorations in the Caribbean and the United States,1492-1570. Edited by J. Milanich and S. Milbrath. Ripley P. Bullen Monographs in Anthropology and History 9:119-134. Florida Museum of Natural History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Several essays in this richly-illustrated collection cover early exploration and colonization of Florida.