Latin America Between Colony and Nation: Selected Essaysby J. Lynch
Pub. Date: 03/28/2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
This book focuses on a key period in Latin American history, the transition from colonial status, via the revolutions for independence, to national organization. The essays provide in-depth studies of eighteenth-century society, the colonial state, and the roots of independence in Spanish America. The relation of Spanish America to the age of democratic revolution and the reaction of the Church to revolutionary change are newly defined, and leadership of Simon Bolivar is subject to particular scrutiny. National organization saw the emergence of new political leaders, the caudillos , and the marginalization of many people who sought relief in popular religion and millenarian movements.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Preface Passage to America Arms and Men in the Spanish Conquest of America The Colonial State in Spanish America Spanish America's Poor Whites: Canarian Immigrants in Venezuela, 1700-1830 The Colonial Roots of Latin American Independence Revolution as a Sin: The Church and Spanish American Independence Simon Bolivar and the Age of Revolution Bolivar and the Caudillos The Quest for the Millennium in Latin America: Popular Religion and Beyond Index
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