Slaveowner Mindset

  As Americans struggle to understand multiple and changing attitudes toward historic figures and discover the phrase “a product of his (it is almost always a male) time” bantered about, it may be a good time to delve into the mindset of individuals who had no problem owning other people.

  As Library of Florida History Archivist Ben DiBiase outlines in the Florida Frontiers Radio Show ( some original documents in the collection, the letters of John Milton, Governor of Florida during the Civil War, a slave owner and die hard secessionist, can offer insights.

  To see more of the LFH collection see a Web Extra from a previous episode at:

  The digitized collection of all Milton’s Letterbook can be found at: