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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:   Print book : 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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Genre/Form: History
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Chavez, Thomas E.
Spain and the independence of the United States.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606779894
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Chavez
ISBN: 0826327931 9780826327932 9780826327949 082632794X
OCLC Number: 48265526
Description: xii, 286 pages, [31] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
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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