Mexico : Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1787
The author (1742-1814) was a native of Mexico, a printer, and the author of several works, but is chiefly remembered as the publisher of the “Gazetas de México.” The present work is a “romance en decasilabo” recounting Gálvez’s achievements in Mexico, including his role in the politics and activities in Florida, Texas, California, and the Spanish Southwest. A very good example of popular culture poetry and a scarce work.
-David Carey, Jr., Ph.D.
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Mexico, Colonialism, The Catholic Church