Callahan, Laura Books
Prof. Callahan Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, is Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at The City College of The City University of New York (CUNY). She is a member of the doctoral faculty in the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS), Graduate Center, CUNY.
She has also taught at UC Berkeley, San José State University, Michigan State University, and the Graduate Center, CUNY.2010 0-7734-3705-0
This edition of the chronicles written about Menéndez de Avilés, his explorations,
settlement and governorship of La Florida is the first annotated publication of the
expeditions' chronicles available to an English audience. These documents offer both
primary source data as well as contextual information concerning Spanish colonial history and culture. Many of the documents underscore differences between the conquest of La Florida and of Mexico and Peru while stressing imperial power struggles and the important role of fashioning the image of a conquistador.