Dr. Winsboro's works bring into focus one of the most disturbing yet vital issues in Florida history. To get an idea of the breadth and dimension of the race problem in Florida's complex and long history, one needs only to read this collection of important essays and accompanying analysis by Dr. Winsboro. From this collection, the reader will find an amazing transformation in attitudes and academic research of this issue. For this wide and fresh perspective, we must give a hearty thanks to Dr. Winsboro and the Florida Historical Society Press. -- Dr. Joe Knetsch, Historian and Author, Tallahassee, Florida
"This book features some of the finest essays ever published in the distinguished journal, the Florida Historical Quarterly. With a deft eye for detail, the author has selected path-breaking articles on African American history that are accessible to scholars, students, and general audiences alike. This book will guide new generations of readers through the epic odyssey of African Americans in La Florida and, in the process, set a new standard for understanding the proper place of race in Florida's deeply rooted history in North America." -- Paul Ortiz "Director, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida"