Emily Berquist Soule
- California State University, Long Beach
“The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire” is a 500-year history of the transatlantic slave trade in the Hispanic world. The book explores how the Atlantic slave trade stood at the creation and the unraveling of the Spanish Empire, from Spain’s first overseas explorations to the Canary Islands in the early 1400s through the loss of its final American colonies in the late nineteenth century. The grant will support a writing period in the summer of 2019.