The American Revolution on the Spanish Borderlands

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

Lexington, Valley Forge and Yorktown are familiar, but few Americans have ever heard of the capture of Mobile or the Siege of Pensacola—events that 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 the 2018 George Rogers Clark Lecture, Professor Kathleen DuVal draws on more than a decade of research to illuminate the American Revolution on the Spanish borderlands, where Spanish and British forces clashed over territory along the Gulf of Mexico and where colonists, American Indians and African Americans fought for their own versions of independence and, in the process, affected the outcome of the war.

Introduction to Spain in the American Revolution (3:28)

Spain Considers the American Revolution (7:09)

Spain Invades West Florida (15:32)

The Siege of Pensacola (3:04)

A Shaky Peace (19:50)

Conclusion to Spain in the American Revolution (2:55)