F the relationship between Spain and Latin America El espejo enterrado With 50 pages f notes and a 25 page bibliographically essay Spanish American Revolutions is the result f extensive research and is packed full f information It is not always an easy read and can be dense and academic Lynch concentrates Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things on the underlying causesf the spate A Stepdaughter In Heat of revolutions and wars which resulted in the independencef most f Spanish America in the early 19th century Many f those causes are economic and Lynch dives right in with descriptions Rufus of trade deficits taxation capital investment etc Not always light reading but very informative I found that the best way to engage with the book was to read sectionsut loud This caused me to slow down and read carefully and let me appreciate the clarity and precision f the author s descriptions For exampleMexico was pure colony Spaniard ruled creole creole used Indian and the metropolis exploited all three Liberation would be arduous in this the most valuable f all Spain s possessions In the course You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series of the eighteenth century Mexican silver production rose continuously from five million pesos in 1702 past the boomf the 1770s and an increase from twelve million to eighteen million pesos a year to a peak f twenty seven million in 1804The book is fairly encyclopedic and covers the multiple revolutions that took place in the early 19th century Beginning with Rio de la Plata from which emerged Argentina Uruguay and Paraguay then moving west to Chile then to the Northern part f South America from which emerged Venezuela Colombia and Ecuador then to the Spanish stronghold Women and Social Work: Towards a Woman-Centered Practice of Peru which couldnly be liberated from Spain with military pressure from Chile and Argentina in the south and Colombia in the north Bolivia was riginally known as Upper Peru and spun ff as a separate country basically because its mine The Cowboys owners could not bear to be controlled by either Perur Argentina Mexico followed its Sins of Treachery own path to independence Spain was not interested in keeping Central American colonies without Mexico so they became independent by default initially attempting to form a federation with its capital in Guatemala which broke apart after. Rrevolutions that frustrated their efforts to create new societies In the second edition Lynch adds a sectionn Central America and incorporates the latest work being done n the rigins and aftermaths My Grandfather's Prison: A Story of Death and Deceit in 1940s Kansas City of these revolutions Contents 1 Therigins f Spanish American Nationality The new imperialismAmerican responsesIncipient nationalism2 Revolution in Río de la PlataMerchants and militiaThe May revolutionBuenos Aires and the interiorRivadavia and the new economyEstancieros and the new society3 Revolution against Río de la PlataIndependence f UruguayParaguay the impenetrable dictatorshipThe war Whos Next? Guess Who! of guerrillas in Upper Peru4 Chile Liberated and LiberatorThe Patria ViejaSan Martín and the armyf the AndesFrom O´Higgins to PortalesThe ben.
Good textbook that gives the history f the various Revolutions that ccurred in this period Enjoy Useful Papi's Gift overviewf a very broad topic I was looking for a well researched book n the revolutions in South America that brought about independence from Spain I could have chosen several books about the independence movements f each nation Many Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories of these books are high partisan This book completely satisfied what I was looking for The various chapters look at regional independence movements They talk about political economic and geographical driving forces that led to the push for independence and the reasons for failuref larger states The book is filled with dates names and facts It mentions battles but does not go into details beyond what is necessary to describe the battle in the context グライネリエ 1 [Grainerie 1] of the larger independence movement It is not a book for light reading It is rather dry It is however and excellent book for anyone looking at for a detailedverview f the events from 1808 to 1826 It is ne despite its riginal publication date that I would highly recommend for anyone with an interest in the subject On the subject f Latin America s wars The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within of independence from Spain Lynch s book is essential reading T rk ede maalesef Latin Amerika devrimlerine dair partizanlmayan bir kitap bulma imkan yok Konuya dair The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry ok kapsaml ve ilk elden kaynaklabilecek bir eser Latin Amerika devrimlerine ve spanyol imparatorlu unun yeni k tada nas l par aland na ilgi duyanlar i in neririm T rk eye evrilmesi File Under: Arson ok b y k hizmetlur The vastness Wicked Sense of its subject matter hardly makes it for an easy read but the craftsmanshipf the good historian John Lynch saves it from the blivion f the masses Lynch goes by geographical areas starting at the southern cone up ending with Mexico and last Powerless Against You of all the Central American countries andn these last nations very few pages are used As ne might expec The Spanish American Revolutions is a traditional history riginally written in 1973 and updated in 1986 The author John Lynch was professor f Latin American History at The University f London I read this book because it gets high praise from Carlos Fuentes in his wide ranging survey Spanish America was engulfed for nearly two decades in revolutions for independence that were sudden violent and universal John Lynch provides a brilliant survey Dobys Lessons (Brats in Training of the men and the movements during these critical years He views the revolutionaryutbreak as the culmination The Texan Meets His Match of a long processf alienation from Spain during which Spanish Americans became aware f their wn identity conscious f their wn culture and jealous The Heretic's Handbook (Kindle Single) of theirwn resources He traces the forces Blue Guide New York of independence as they gathered momentum and spread across the subcontinent in two great waves convergingn Peru He also explains why the heroic liberators among them San Martín Bolívar and O'Higgins were unable to prevent the revolutions from ultimately turning into counte.
Only a few years The nly Spanish colonies that remained after 1826 were the islands f Cuba and Puerto RicoFor me the most interesting figure in the book is Simon Bolivar a sort Monsieur de Saint-George: Virtuoso, Swordsman, Revolutionary: A Legendary Life Rediscovered of South American George Washington He wasne Garden of The Gods of the few Latin American revolutionaries who seemed to be motivated by idealism and patriotism aspposed to pure self and class interest though he was very wary f giving power to Blacks and Indians believing that they had an understandable hatred for ruling class whites He was the son f a rich Venezuelan creole family with a brilliant mind and a great talent for leadership Bolivar had the idea The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now of formingne nation called Gran Colombia comprised at least f Venezuela New Granada and Guayauil in Northern South America But his idea uickly gave way to the reality f suspicion and differing interests between the powerful groups in the various regions In the end Venezuela remained as a separate nation Guayauil came to be known as Ecuador and all that remained Musical Mathematics: On the Art and Science of Acoustic Instruments of Gran Colombia was New Granada which was re named Colombia and ruled for a time by Bolivar Bolivar also led troops in the liberationf Peru and later as Goig onef the few trusted figures in the region became ruler Where Alligators Sleep of Upper Peru which was named Bolivia in his honor Bolivar s second dream was to form a federationf the Andean nations Ecuador Peru and Bolivia This too was not to beI highly recommend John Lynch s work for anyone who wants a detailed understanding f how Spanish America gained independence from Spain Although there were separate wars for independence in the various regions this book does a great job f stitching them together and giving a clear view Ten Weeks with Chinese Bandits of the common factors and interactions that caused the entire hemisphere to become independent in the coursef less than twenty yearsI want to note that the version f this book I got from the New York Public Library published by WW Norton Company is probably the worst printed book I have ever read The font is tiny blurry and faded in places It seems to be the result f several generations Young And Naive, Wasted Years of photo copyingr maybe a reject from a defective printing press Not sure how a reputable publisher could put its name Ebekulak on this. Eficiaries5 Peru the Ambiguous RevolutionRoyalists and reformistsThe rebellionf PumacahuaSan Martín and the liberating expeditionThe protectorateThe Guayauil interview6 Venezuela the Violent RevolutionFrom colony to republicWar to the deathThe revolution livesNew masters Israeli Soldier Girl old structures7 Liberation a New Site in ColombiaThe grievancesf a colonyLiberation Understories of New Granada conuestf uitoColombia Commissar one nationr threeThe liberal society8 The Last Viceroy the Last VictoryPeru reluctant republicBolivia independence in search Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook of a nation“America is ungovernable”9 Mexico The Consummationf American IndependenceSilver and societyThe insurgentsThe conservative revolutionNew mule same riderCentral America independence by default10 The Reckoni.
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Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the Goodreads data baseJohn Lynch is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History at the University of London He spent most of his academic career at University College and then from 1974 to 1987 as Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies The main focus of his work has been Spanish America in the period 1750–1850 wikip