Latin America Between Colony and Nation: Selected Essays

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This book focuses on a key period in Latin American history, the transition from colonial status, through revolutions for independence to national organization. The essays provide in-depth studies of 18th-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 Simón Bólivar is subject to particular scrutiny.

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"...a useful volume for anyone looking for syntheses of large issues of colonial Latin America and its trials..."--Jeremy Adelman, The Historian

" of the best Latin American history primers...a most enjoyable experience for the dedicated Latin Americanist and a fine piece of scholarship."-- History: Reviews of New Books

Two newly published and seven reprinted papers express Lynch's (Latin American history, U. of London) interest in the late colonial and early national period, 1750-1850, when the two forms of governance influenced each other greatly. They also however address questions outside that framework, such as how so few Europeans conquered so many Americans, and popular religion and its manifestation in millenarian cults. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333786789
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

John Lynch is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History, University of London.

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Table of Contents

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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