Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America 1565-1822

Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America 1565-1822

by Alejandro de Quesada
     
 

To maintain its imperial power in America, Spain built fortifications across the width of the continent. These outposts were established along Spanish borders from the late sixteenth century onwards to defend its interests against rival European powers and to suppress uprisings of the Native Americans and local population. By the eighteenth century, Spain's

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Overview

To maintain its imperial power in America, Spain built fortifications across the width of the continent. These outposts were established along Spanish borders from the late sixteenth century onwards to defend its interests against rival European powers and to suppress uprisings of the Native Americans and local population. By the eighteenth century, Spain's defenses spread from the northern area of the Gulf of Mexico through to California. Some of these imperial fortifications, such as the Alamo, played key roles in conflicts including the American Revolution and the Texan War of Independence. This book provides a cogent analysis of Spain's defensive network at the height of the country's imperial strength on the American continent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846035074
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Series:
Fortress Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
914,498
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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