American Revolution Podcast

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December 12, 2021

Spain's control of the Louisiana territory remains tenuous in the years leading up to the Revolution.  After Spain intercepts British orders to capture New Orleans, Spain preempts the action by capturing British forts, including Baton Rouge.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution, by Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia

Online Recommendation of the Week: History of Louisiana: The Spanish Domination, by Charles Gayarré

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