That’s what the newspapers called him, and he spent an increasingly reckless career trying to edit out the adjective. But even winning a war single-handed didn’t get him what he wanted.
After half a millennium we scarcely feel the presence of Spain in what is now the United States. But it is all around us.
On their weathered stone battlements can
be read the whole history of the three-century
struggle for supremacy in the New World
On the 150th anniversary of Texan independence, we trace the fierce negotiations that brought the republic into the Union after ten turbulent years
The Forgotten Revolutionary Conquistador Who Saved Louisiana
The saga of Kip Wagner, the first modern American to grow rich from ancient Spanish treasure
In southern California the orange found a home.
A Volunteer’s Eyewitness Account of the War With Spain
Martín Pinzón of Palos
The discoverer of the New World was responsible for the annihilation of the peaceful Arawak Indians
In the snarled disputes in 1790 over the Yazoo land claims (now large parts of Alabama and Mississippi), George Washington and an educated Creek chieftain turned out to be the diplomatic kingpins
In the Spanish Civil War, Americans in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion fought for their principles
The Elizabethans and America: Part II -- The fate of the Virginia Colony rested on the endurance of adventurers, the financing of London merchants, and the favor of a courtier with his demanding spinster Queen.
“To push back the consciousness of American beginnings, beyond Jamestown, beyond the Pilgrims, to the highwater mark of the Elizabethan Age” -- Part One of a New Series.