Independence in Latin America

Independence in Latin America: Republicanism, Revolutions, and the Emergence of New Nations

The aim of this course is to analyze the political culture that forms the basis of the independence process in Latin America. We will be reading memoirs, diaries, the correspondence between “the founders”, and political texts as well as historical writings. Considering the fact that the revolutions in Latin America were not isolated events, but rather an integral part of a transnational movement that engulfed America and Europe at the end of the 18th-century that was known as the Atlantic Revolutions. (1 unit)

Required text: A selection of excerpts from the following texts and authors available in electronic form on Segue: Jorge Cañizares Esguerra, Cómo escribir la historia del Nuevo Mundo. Historia, epistemologías, e identidades en el mundo del Atlántico del siglo XVIII (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2007); Manuel Chust, La cuestión nacional Americana en la cortes de Cádiz (Valencia: Fundación Instituto de Historia Social, 1999); Jaime E. Rodríguez, La independencia de la América española (Mexico: Colegio de México/FCE, 2008); Rafael Rojas, Las repúblicas de aire. Utopía y desencanto en la revolución de Hispanoamérica (Madrid: Taurus, 2009).
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SPAN 6739

All Sections in Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6739A-L10 Lecture (de la Guardia-Herrero)