Spain and the Atlantic Coast of the United States

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The Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress hosts the talk “Spain and the Atlantic Coast of The United States: Four Characters from the 16th Century in Search of an Author” by Carmen Benito-Vessels.

Carmen Benito-Vessels, Professor at University of Maryland’s School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, explores historical narratives of Early Modern Times on the East Coast of the United States through 16th Century Spanish texts, focusing on the voyages, settlements, and exploration of the East Coast between 1521 and 1572, underscoring the Spanish legacy in the U.S. The discussion will be moderated by Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, from the City College-CUNY, and Allison Bigelow, from University of Virginia.