Latin America Between Colony and Nation: Selected Essays

Latin America Between Colony and Nation: Selected Essays

by J. Lynch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333786785

ISBN-13: 9780333786789

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333786789
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Studies of the Americas Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 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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