leyenda negra

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The Spanish Black Legend Vs. The U.S. Black Legend

By D. C. Basset, Voxxi The Spanish Black Legend, Leyenda negra, and the American Black Legend are very similar, too similar for comfort. What do they have in common? The Spanish Leyenda Negra was a term coined by Julian Juderías in 1914. (La leyenda negra y la verdad histórica) which conjures memories of ruthless Spanish armies sacking, pillaging and creating havoc in