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Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia


Although Spain was never a formal ally of the United States during the American Revolution, its entry into the war tipped the balance against Britain. Led by Bernardo de Gálvez, supreme commander of the Spanish forces in North America, Spanish military campaigns against British settlements on the Mississippi River—and later against Mobile and Pensacola—were crucial in preventing Britain from concentrating all its North American military and naval forces on the fight against George Washington’s Continental army. This first comprehensive biography of Gálvez (1746–86) examines in detail the comma ... More

Keywords: Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish Louisiana, American Revolution, Spanish participation in

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469640792
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia, author