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La Florida: Catholics, Conquistadors, and Other American Origin Stories

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Matheson History Museum will host author and historian Dr. Kevin Kokomoor on Sunday, December 10. He will discuss his book “La Florida: Catholics, Conquistadores, and Other American Origin Stories,” followed by a Q&A and book signing.

“La Florida” explores a Spanish thread to early American history that is unfamiliar or even unknown to most Americans. As this book uncovers, it was Spanish influence, and not English, which drove America’s early history. By focusing on America’s Spanish heritage, this collection of stories complicates and sometimes challenges how Americans view their past, which author Kevin Kokomoor refers to as “the country’s founding mythology.”

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December 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Matheson History Museum
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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