This article examines the United States commercial presence in Rio de la Plata, specifically in Montevideo, between 1790 and 1722. In the first decades of the nineteenth century, US commercial presence grew in American territories under the control of Iberian monarchies in the South Atlantic. United States merchants used different commercial strategies to penetrate the Spanish markets of Rio de la Plata using commercial networks built in the context of Iberian colonialism. During the decade of 1810, the North American merchants maintained their connections with the Spanish and Portuguese monarchies, obtaining legal access to the Ibero-American ports.
Prado, Fabricio, ATLANTIC CONNECTIONS: RIO DE LA PLATA AND UNITED STATES COMMERCIAL NETWORKS (1790-1822) (2017). ANOS 90, 24(45).