Trials of Nation Making: Liberalism, Race, and Ethnicity in the Andes, 1810-1910 / Edition 1

Trials of Nation Making: Liberalism, Race, and Ethnicity in the Andes, 1810-1910 / Edition 1

by Brooke Larson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521567300

ISBN-13: 9780521567305

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Brooke Larson's interpretive analysis of the history of Andean peasants reveals the challenges of nation making in the republics of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia during the volatile nineteenth century. Nowhere in Latin America were postcolonial transitions more turbulent than in the Andes, where communal indigenous roots grew deep and where the "Indian problem"…  See more details below

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Brooke Larson's interpretive analysis of the history of Andean peasants reveals the challenges of nation making in the republics of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia during the volatile nineteenth century. Nowhere in Latin America were postcolonial transitions more turbulent than in the Andes, where communal indigenous roots grew deep and where the "Indian problem" seemed so discouraging to liberalizing states. The analysis raises broader issues about the interplay of liberalism, racism, and ethnicity in the formation of exclusionary "republics without citizens" over the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521567305
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
1,280,362
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Andean landscapes, real and imagined; 2. Colombia: assimilation or marginalization of the Indians?; 3. Ecuador: modernizing Indian servitude as the road to progress; 4. Peru: war, national sovereignty and the 'Indian problem'; 5. Bolivia: dangerous pacts, insurgent Indians; Conclusion. Postcolonial nation building and the burden of 'race'; Bibliographic essay.

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