The study of the historical links between USA and Spain is of vital importance for the social sciences and the humanities. Furthermore, the present and future of these two countries are marked and determined by unbreakable cultural and economic ties; and the current globalizing trends cannot be understood or analyzed outside of the framework of these connections.
This book compiles a selection of articles from the first International Conference on Historical Links between USA and Spain, organized by the Instituto Franklin-UAH of the Universidad de Alcalá, the City College of New York Division of Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY), and the Cervantes Institute (April 9th to 11th , 2015, Alcalá de Henares). The works published in this book represent a broad range of disciplines and areas of study with a special emphasis in interdisciplinary approaches to the historical links between USA and Spain. They are grouped in five historical periods: Colonial Era, Nineteenth Century Bilateral and Transnational Connections, Early Twentieth Century Religious and Cultural Connections, Bilateral and Transnational Connections in the Spanish Civil War, and Postwar Relations and Beyond.