The American Revolution on the Spanish Borderlands

The American Revolution on the Spanish Borderlands
Kathleen DuVal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
October 26, 2018
01:02:21

Kathleen DuVal illuminates the American Revolution on the Spanish borderlands—recounting clashes between the Spanish and British forces over the territory along the Gulf of Mexico. The capture of Mobile and the Siege of Pensacola were critical to the outcome of the Revolutionary War, the future of the American South and the lives of the people of the Gulf Coast. In these conflicts, Colonists, American Indians and African Americans fought for their own versions of independence and, in the process, affected the outcome of the war.

 

About the Speaker

Kathleen DuVal is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent (2006), Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America (2009), co-edited with John DuVal and Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (2015). This presentation was the 2018 George Rogers Clark Lecture.

Continue the George Rogers Clark Lecture series with the 2017 lecture, Was the American Revolution Inevitable?and the 2019 lecture, Louis XVI and the War of American Independence.