Jim Piecuch and Pablo Valenzuela present at the Florida Conference of Historians


KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 23, 2017)Jim Piecuch presented the paper "Unappreciated Allies: Choctaws, Creeks, and the Defense of British West Florida, 1781" at the Florida Conference of Historians on March 11, held at the Charolotte Habor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gord, FL. The paper included a discussion of the often hostile relationship between Indian Superintendent Alexander Cameron and General John Campbell, commander of the British garrison in Pensacola and how this negative relationship led Campbell to dismiss the Indian's contributions in his official reports of his defense against the Spaniards.

Pablo Valenzuela, on a different panel presented his paper with the title "Chile in Revolution and Resistance: The Great Speckled Bird and Solidarity with Chile from Allende to Pinochet." The paper examed how Atlanta's "underground" newspaper of the "long sixties" looked at Chile during the socialist experiment of Salvador Allende, and in solidarity with, and resistance against, the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Jim Piecuch worked thirteen years as a professional firefighter in Manchester, NH, before returning to college. After earning a BA in history from the University of New Hampshire-Manchester and an MA from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, he completed his Ph.D. in American history at the College of William & Mary in Virginia

Pablo Valenzuela is a limited-term instructor of History for the Department teaching courses in United States History. He completed his undergraduate studies here at Kennesaw State University from 2001-2004 and completed his Master's Degree at Georgia State University.