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North America, 1513–1830

W. Barksdale Maynard

W. Barksdale Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...After touching land in Florida in 1513, Spain seemed likely to conquer North America, but instead other major European powers jockeyed for control of the continent, with Britain taking the lead by the late seventeenth century. France came...