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Spain and the independence of the United States : an intrinsic gift

Author: Thomas E Chavez
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The role of Spain in the birth of the United States is a little known and little understood aspect of U.S. independence. Through actual fighting, provision of supplies, and money, Spain helped the young British colonies succeed in becoming an independent nation. Soldiers were recruited from all over the Spanish empire, from Spain itself, and from throughout Spanish America. Many died fighting British soldiers and  Read more...
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History
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Chavez, Thomas E.
Spain and the independence of the United States.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001006449
(OCoLC)48265526
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Chavez
ISBN: 9780826327956 0826327958
OCLC Number: 606779894
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 286 pages, 31 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: From defeat--
and victory, to 1777 --
Posturing early: the Spanish lakes and South America, from 1776 --
Independence and the common foe --
Floridablanca and the policy of patience --
Duplicity in favor of the Americans, 1777 --
Antebellum anxiety, 1777-1779 --
Illinois to Guatemala: a benevolent neutrality and preparation, 1778-1779 --
Negotiations and the Spanish declaration of war --
European allies, 1779-1783 --
Central America: an integral defense, 1779-1783 --
The Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast: casting the dice --
A costly blow to British prestige, 1780-1781 --
Yorktown, the Bahamas, and peace, 1781-1783 --
Conclusions and epilogue.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Chávez.
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Based on primary research in the archives of Spain, this book is about United States history at its very inception, placing the war in its broadest international context. In short, the information in  Read more...

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