The Fight for the New World: St. Augustine

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Tues. 7 – Sat. 11 of January, 2020

“It is a new world,

full of charms and comely

With many diverse colors,

A flowered and delightful meadow

With birds of a thousand kinds…”

The Spanish poet Bartolomé de Flores praised the beauty of La Florida in 1571. Since the days of Ponce de Leon in the early 16th century, the Spanish explored this land of “charms,” and sought its riches. Yet alongside of Flores’ poem a mighty struggle ensued to control this new world: his verse celebrates the victory of the Spanish captain Pedro Aviles de Menedez over the French in 1565.

What motivated the Spanish to build the lonely, isolated port of St. Augustine, to defend it, and to incur into the rugged interior, where they built the first system of missions in North America? Who were the ethnically and economically diverse founders and leaders of St. Augustine? Why did run-away slaves and other marginalized individuals find St. Augustine so attractive? How do key figures from the colonial past in St. Augustine influence us today?

This winter, come to the first European settlement of North America, and learn of the hidden history of America’s Catholic and Spanish past, its fight for survival and supremacy in a strange, beautiful, and ancient land. Learn of the forgotten lives that forged a new world. Your tour guides, Dr. Ezekiel Stear and Dr. Darrick Taylor take Forgotten Lives of Latin America to the monuments of the oldest European settlement in what is now the US…

Costs & Key Dates: Cost without airfare is $1499, Cost with airfare from LAX is $1899 (competitive pricing from other cities of origin). The non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by 1 Nov., 2019.

Early-bird special: Save 10% if total amount is paid-in-full by 1 Nov., 2019.

Traveller’s Insurance: available for an additional fee

YES! Take me to colonial Florida!

Online Application and Deposit for The Fight for the New World: St. Augustine

Deposit for St. Augustine Trip

The non-refundable deposit, due by Oct. 31, 2019, secures your place on the St. Augustine trip. You can also pay through Venmo. Please contact Dr. Ezekiel Stear for details on Venmo payments.