The article is devoted to the disintegration of the Spanish Empire - the revolution in its American lands, and the Madrid reaction to the independence of Spanish America.
The article presents newly discovered eight letters from the Venezuelan revolutionary Francisco de Miranda (1750–1816) to the Governor of Trinidad in 1804–1811 Thomas Hislop (1764–1843), dated from September 3, 1807, to January 4, 1811. The author made this discovery in October 2015, in the manuscript division of the National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh).
This article examines the history of the third trip of the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti in the Soviet Union, held in 1937, and of his meeting with Stalin. Archival documents provide insight into the reasons that led the poet to take such a long journey. The study offers a new look at the pilgrimage of Western writers to the Soviet Union: Alberti himself was a skillful diplomat, and as representative of the Spanish Republic, managed to carry out his tasks and to achieve a positive decision of Moscow on the convening of the Second International Congress of Writers in Spain in 1937.
The article is devoted to the comparison between the declarations of independence of the United States and of Spanish American nations. The full list of Spanish American declarations of independence is compiled for the first time in historiography. The questions raised in this proposed comparison bring a scholar to the major issues of the independence movements in the New World (and in the end, to the discussion of the nature of British and Spanish colonial societies in America) and thus – do not have clear and final answers.
Materials in this issue cover four centuries of American history. Central unit dedicated to the 80th anniversary of academician Nikolai Bolkhovitinov and illuminates the historical vicissitudes of "Russian America" and the Russian-American relations . Of particular interest is the discussion between the famous American scholar Richard Pipes and domestic historians over the U.S. role in the Russian -Japanese war of 1904-1905 . In an article on domestic political topics U.S. highlights contentious issues of economic and social history of the United States. Series explores the perception of U.S. materials in different regions of the world. External articles discuss various aspects of the relationship the United States and Latin America, the attitude of the American Society for globalist aspirations of their country. A number of articles devoted to the history of Canada and South America. In the " Bibliography " includes works on the history of the United States and Canada, published in Russian in 2008-2010 .
In " American Yearbook 2013 " published articles and other materials on the history of the United States, Canada and Latin America of XVII - beginning of XXI century . Materials of the discussion of Russian historians on theoretical and methodological issues of studying modern history of U.S. foreign policy , as in the article about the role of Woodrow Wilson in the American foreign policy tradition and continuation of the study on the North American contacts Francisco de Miranda in the early XIX century. Contained under the heading " U.S. foreign policy . Some aspects of perception of the U.S. and UK in the first half of the XIX century. Specificity of Chinese immigration to the United States, the activities of contemporary American religious organizations, dramatic events in Philadelphia during the War of Independence (1775-1783) are discussed in articles published under the heading "Internal political aspects U.S. history". Section "The U.S. and Russia" are devoted to activities in Russia the first American military attache F.V. Green (second half of the XIX century), Relations between Russia and the United States in the Far East (1904-1914) , William Bullitt mission to Soviet Russia(1919), the problem of development of legislation of Lend-Lease and the perception of the USSR ( 1943-1945), becoming Russian -American scientific relations (late XIX century) and representatives of the Russian contribution to the spread of foreign Russian opera classics in the U.S. (1930). Canadian and Latin American issues presented studies which analyze the socio-demographic processes that took place in Acadia during the French colonization (1604-1713), and views of the Argentine Domingo Faustino Sarmiento educator about the value of the U.S. experience for the modernization of Argentina. The regular "Bibliography" lists works published in Russian on the history of the United States and Canada , which was published in 2011-2013. For historians, political scientists , economists, and anyone interested in the history of the United States and Canada and Latin America .
"American Yearbook 2011" presented articles of Russian and American authors on various issues of U.S. history , Canada and Latin America , the history of Russian -American relations and Russian America. Published bibliography of works on the history of the United States and Canada which were published in Russian in 2009-2011. For historians, political scientists , and anyone interested in the history of America.
The article deals with the restoration of Spanish-Russian diplomatic relation after declaring by Russia in 1836 the ascension of Isabel II unlawful and severing diplomatic relations until 1856. The author studies the crucial questions of these relations in the second half of the 19th century, taking into account the missions of such Russian and Spanish diplomats, as Mikjail Golytsin, Mariano Osuna and Mikhail Gortchakov.
The chapter presents an overview of the Madrid foreign policy in 1833-1898, from the death of Fernando VII and to the war with the United States in 1898 when Spain lost Cuba, Puerto-Rico and Philippines.