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

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

by Brooke Larson
     
 

ISBN-10: 052156171X

ISBN-13: 9780521561716

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers the first interpretive synthesis of the history of Andean peasants and the challenges of nation making in the four republics of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia during the turbulent nineteenth century.

Brooke Larson paints vivid portraits of Creole ruling elites, mestizo middle sectors, and native peasantries engaged in ongoing political and

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This book offers the first interpretive synthesis of the history of Andean peasants and the challenges of nation making in the four republics of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia during the turbulent nineteenth century.

Brooke Larson paints vivid portraits of Creole ruling elites, mestizo middle sectors, and native peasantries engaged in ongoing political and moral battles over the rightful place of the Indian majorities in these emerging, but still inchoate, nation-states. In this story, indigenous people emerge as crucial protagonists through their prosaic struggles for land, community, and "ethnic" identity, as well as in the upheavals of war, rebellion, and repression in rural society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521561716
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Andean Landscapes, Real and Imagined20
2Colombia: Assimilation or Marginalization of the Indians?71
3Ecuador: Modernizing Indian Servitude as the Road to Progress103
4Peru: War, National Sovereignty, and the Indian Question141
5Bolivia: Dangerous Pacts, Insurgent Indians202
Conclusion: Postcolonial Republics and the Burden of Race246
Bibliographic Essay255
Index291

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