Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830

  title={Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830},
  author={John Huxtable Elliott},
This epic history compares the empires built by Spain and Britain in the Americas, from Columbus's arrival in the New World to the end of Spanish colonial rule in the early nineteenth century. J. H. Elliott, one of the most distinguished and versatile historians working today, offers us history on a grand scale, contrasting the worlds built by Britain and by Spain on the ruins of the civilizations they encountered and destroyed in North and South America. Elliott identifies and explains both… Expand
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