AmRev360: Spain’s Role in the American Revolution with Gonzalo M. Quintero SaraviaNovember 17, 2021
What role did Spain play in the winning of American Independence? In this episode of AmRev360, Dr. R. Scott Stephenson is joined by author, historian, and diplomat Dr. Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia, Deputy Head of Mission in Lima, Peru, for a discussion about the intertwined histories of the United States and Spain, based on Quintero Saravia’s extensively researched book, Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution.
Gálvez (1746–86), the governor of Spanish Louisiana, played a prominent role in Spain’s involvement in the Revolutionary War, an important part of the Revolutionary story that is often overlooked. Who was Gálvez and why was his role — and that of Spain — so pivotal to the global conflict that was America’s War for Independence?
Quintero Saravia is the author of several books on 18th-century Spanish American history and a former Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He previously served as Ambassador of Spain to Pakistan.
AmRev360, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, features lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles between Stephenson and a broad slate of dynamic guests, including authors, actors, community leaders, and more.