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Spain and the American Revolution: New Approaches and Perspectives

12:00 p.m.
May 11, 2020
12:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


The David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Gabriel Paquette to discuss his co-edited book with Dr. Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia, Spain and the American Revolution: New Approaches and Perspectives.

Though 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, Spain and the American Revolution: New Approaches and Perspectives contributes significantly to the international history of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions. 

Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to attend.

About the Editors

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.

This event is co-sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution.

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