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.