Dear readers, last July I was fortunate enough to have an article accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed,  academic journal. The article is called “Between Swamp and Sea: Bahamian Visitors to Southeast Florida before Miami,” and it discusses the history of Bahamian sailors who visited the undeveloped coastline of southeastern Florida before industrialization and the beginning of the American period. The article appeared in the Spring, 2015, issue of the Florida Historical Quarterly. Now that six months have passed since that initial publication, the editors of FHQ have released a PDF copy of the article for my personal use. I have uploaded the article and attached it to this blog post so that you can read it for free. This is part of my personal commitment to equal access of historical information, as well as an attempt at shameless self-promotion. If you have any questions about the article or would like to share your thoughts, please feel free to contact me via the “Contact the Author” page of The Zamani Reader.

Please note, while the article is available for download and reading on The Zamani Reader, it cannot be used for publication or re-publication in any other venue. The copyright for the article is owned by the Florida Historical Quarterly and its parent organization, the Florida Historical Society. As such, only the consent of the editors of that journal can secure re-publication rights. The article, along with the entire Spring, 2015, issue of the FHQ will be available for download on the database JSTOR in Spring, 2018.

In closing, I would like to thank the editors of the FHQ for granting me permission to share this work with you, as well as for making its original publication in their journal a reality. Thank you for your support. Best wishes,

Between Swamp and Sea: Bahamian Visitors to Southeast Florida before Miami,” The Florida Historical Quarterly vol. 93, no. 4 (Spring, 2015): 511-537.