Spain and the American Revolution: New Approaches and Perspectives

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Gabriel Paquette, Professor of History and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Gabriel Paquette, Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia
University of Virginia Press, 2022 - 276 pages

Although the participation of France in the American Revolution is well established in the historiography, the role of Spain, France's ally, is relatively understudied and underappreciated. Spain's involvement in the conflict formed part of a global struggle between empires and directly influenced the outcome of the clash between Britain and its North American colonists. Following the establishment of American independence, the Spanish empire became one of the nascent republic's most significant neighbors and, often illicitly, trading partners. Bringing together essays from a range of well-regarded historians, this volume contributes significantly to the international history of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions.


Eric Becerra, University of North Carolina * Larrie D. Ferreiro, George Mason University * Gregg French, University of Windsor * Mary-Jo Kline, independent scholar * Manuel Lucena Giraldo, International University in Spain * Benjamin C. Lyons, University of Utah * Anthony McFarlane, University of Warwick * Ross Michael Nedervelt, Florida International University * John W. Nelson, Texas Tech University * Emmanuelle Perez Tisserant, University of Toulouse * Eduardo Posada Carbó, University of Oxford * Emily Berquist Soule, California State University, Long Beach * María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés, Lehigh University

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About the author (2022)

Gabriel Paquette is Professor of History and International Studies at the University of Oregon. He was Sons of the American Revolution Visiting Professor at King's College London in 2017-2018.

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia, a senior Spanish diplomat, is author of Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution, which recently won the Society for Military History's Best Book Prize.

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