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The Independence of Spanish America : Cambridge Latin American Studies (Paperback) - Jaime E. Rodriguez

The Independence of Spanish America

Cambridge Latin American Studies (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 5th October 1998
ISBN: 9780521626736
Number Of Pages: 296

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This book provides a new interpretation of the process of Spanish American independence (1808-1826); one which emphasizes political processes and cultural continuities, instead of the break with Spain. It is the first book to examine the representative government and popular elections introduced by the Spanish Constitution of 1812. Rodr'iguez O. argues that independence did not constitute an anti-colonial movement, as many scholars assert, but rather formed part of the broader Spanish political revolution. In America, supporters of the government in Spain struggled with local juntas for control.

"Sweeping in its analysis of the versatile political traditions that apparently spannes the far-flung Spanish monarchy, The Independence of Spanish America remains unusual among books of its class for its tandem focus on the examples of New Spain (Mexico) and Quito (Ecuador), and for successfully resisting 'the assumption that what occurred had to happen.'" Choice "Jaime E. Rodrieguez O.'s comprehensively researched account of the independence period in Spanish America is the most important work of synthesis on the subject since John Lynch's The Spanish American Revolutions 1808-1826(1973). His careful narrative of the events of the independence period...can certainly be recommended to anyone approaching the subject for the first time." Simon Collier, American Historical Review "...Rodriguez provides an excellent melding of intellectual, legal, constitutional, and political aspects of the dissolution of the Spanish Monarchy and the birth of its first national successors." The International History Review

Preface to the English edition
Spanish America
Revolution in the Spanish World
The Birth of Representative Government
Civil War in America
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ISBN: 9780521626736
ISBN-10: 0521626730
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 5th October 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.45