Paul E. Hoffman
Paul W. and Nancy W. Murrill Professor

221C Himes Hall

COURSES TAUGHT:  Western Civilization Since 1500; Spain Since 1469; Louisiana to 1815; The Caribbean, 1492-Present; Mexico: The Colonial Period; Reading Seminar in Latin American History; Reading Seminar in Early Modern Europe; Research Seminar, European History
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:   A History of Louisiana State University and A&M College; The Depopulation Decisions of 1600-1610
INTERESTED IN DIRECTING THESES AND DISSERTATIONS ON:  Colonial Latin American History; The Spanish presence in the U.S. Southeast before 1821


B.A., Florida Presbyterian College, 1964 (Now Eckerd College)
University of Florida, M.A. 1965, Ph.D., 1969

Awards and Honors:
Francis Parkman Prize, 1991, Society of American Historians
William H. Kadel Career Achievement Award, Eckerd College, 1993
Gulf South Historical Association, Gulf South History Book Award, 2002

Mellon Senior Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, 2005

About Florida's Frontiers  


Florida's Frontiers (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001)
(Winner of the Gulf South Historical Association Book Prize, 2002)

(as co-author with Charles Pearson) The Last Voyage of El Nuevo Constante: The Wreck and Recovery of an Eighteenth-Century Spanish Ship off the Louisiana Coast (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1995)

Luisiana (Madrid: Fundación MAPFRE America, 1992)
(A history of Spanish Louisiana, published in Spanish)

A New Andalucia and a Way to the Orient: The American Southeast During the Sixteenth Century (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1990)
(Francis Parkman Prize, Society of American Historians, 1991, Spain and America in the Quincentennial of the Discovery Competition, 2nd prize (as MS), 1987 )

Paperback edition of A New Andalucia: 2004

Spain and the Roanoke Voyages (Raleigh, N.C.: The America's 400th Anniversary Committee, State of North Carolina, 1987)

The Spanish Crown and the Defense of the Caribbean, 1535-1585: Precedent, Patrimonialism and Royal Parsimony (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980)