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La diplomacia de la independencia: documentos de Benjamin Franklin en España


Thomas E. Chávez obtained his PhD in History at the University of New Mexico and started his approximately thirty-year long research in Spain with a Fulbright grant. He is a corresponding member of the Real Academy of History (Real Academia de la Historia) and of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (Orden de Isabel la Católica). He has written eleven books related to history, such as España y la independencia de Estados Unidos (Madrir: Taurus, 2006).


Although Benjamin Franklin was never in Spain, from 1774 until his death in 1790 he corresponded with Spanish royals, officials, and intellectuals. In Spain archives a significant amonunt of documents relating to Franklin is preserved.

This book presents a compilation of forty documents and their notes in order to make them readable and available to a large number of readers and researchers. The ultimate goal is to add this information to the already existing knowledge about Benjamin Franklin as well as to show the importance and details of the beginning of the relationships between Spain and the United States.


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