The Hispanic Nations of the New World: A Chronicle of Our Southern Neighbors

The Hispanic Nations of the New World: A Chronicle of Our Southern Neighbors

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The Hispanic Nations of the New World: A Chronicle of Our Southern Neighbors

The Hispanic Nations of the New World: A Chronicle of Our Southern Neighbors

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At the time of the American Revolution most of the New World still belonged to Spain and Portugal, whose captains and conquerors had been the first to come to its shores. Spain had the lion's share, but Portugal held Brazil, in itself a vast land of unsuspected resources. No empire mankind had ever yet known rivaled in size the illimitable domains of Spain and Portugal in the New World; and none displayed such remarkable contasts in land and people. Boundless plains and forests, swamps and deserts, mighty mountain chains, torrential streams and majestic rivers, marked the surface of the country. This vast territory stretched from the temperate prairies . . .

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