Bernardo de Gï1/2lvez, Spanish colonial governor of Louisiana, earned a reputation for efficient government and intelligent military command through his civic policies and courageous military campaigns. A comprehensive study of the history of Spanish control in Louisiana, this work examines Gï1/2lvez's career as governor and the end of his career as a viceroy of New Spain.
An ally of the newly formed United States, Gï1/2lvez funneled money and supplies to the revolutionaries before entering the fray himself, commanding his troops in the only American Revolutionary War battle west of the Allegheny Mountains. Gï1/2lvez immersed himself in the Louisiana culture, treated the colonists better than previous governors, and led them to victory, gaining him high esteem both in the New World and in Spain.
Focusing mainly on Gï1/2lvez's military campaigns, which are often left out of other historical accounts, this history also includes notes about his everyday colonial issues, such as protecting settlements from Indians. An annotated bibliography and portrait of Gï1/2lvez complete the work. This well-researched, comprehensive account is a perfect addition to any history lover's collection.
Series: Louisiana Parish Histories Series
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 30th September 1999
Publisher: Portfolio Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.37
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2