About Karen

Author Karen Harvey

Karen Harvey is a local authority of Florida History. She has been a resident of St. Augustine, Florida, since 1978. She is the author of nine books in print, numerous articles, museum text panels and videos.

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Critiques of Karen Harvey’s Books

Bon Summers

Ancient City Book Sellers (Owner)

Of all the St. Augustine historical books, I sell more of Karen Harvey’s (especially her St. Augustine pictorial history), than any one … and we stock many titles.

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Books by Karen Harvey

Books by Karen Harvey represent nearly four decades of writing about St. Augustine, Florida, the Nation’s Oldest City.  St. Augustine and St. Johns County: A Pictorial History was published in 1980 and covers more than 450 years of history.  The coffee-table size book contains photos, maps and illustrations beginning with the discovery of La Florida by Juan Ponce de León in 1513 and the founding of St. Augustine in 1565 by Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

Chapters cover the First Spanish period (1565-1763), the British period (1763-1784), the Second Spanish period (1784-1821), territorial period (1821-1845), statehood (1845 to the present) and the Victorian era of Henry Morrison Flagler (1883-1920s). 

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Books On the History of St. Augustine by Karen Harvey

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