Trinity University Press

Armando Curbelo Fuentes

Armando Curbelo Fuentes is a lawyer and professor at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He has written several works on Canary Island settlements in North America, including those in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Cuba.

Canary Islanders in Texas

Immigrants from the archipelago of the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Western Africa played a vital role in San Antonio’s early history. Canary Islanders in Texas tells the story of the fifty-five Canary Islanders who arrived in South Texas in 1731 and founded the original municipality of San Fernando de Béxar (renamed San Antonio in the nineteenth century after Texas’s independence...