Connections After Colonialism: Europe and Latin America in the 1820s

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Matthew Brown, Gabriel Paquette
University of Alabama Press, Jan 15, 2013 - History - 330 pages
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Contributing to the historiography of transnational and global transmission of ideas, Connections after Colonialism examines relations between Europe and Latin America during the tumultuous 1820s.   In the Atlantic World, the 1820s was a decade marked by the rupture of colonial relations, the independence of Latin America, and the ever-widening chasm between the Old World and the New. Connections after Colonialism, edited by Matthew Brown and Gabriel Paquette, builds upon recent advances in the history of colonialism and imperialism by studying former colonies and metropoles through the same analytical lens, as part of an attempt to understand the complex connections—political, economic, intellectual, and cultural—between Europe and Latin America that survived the demise of empire.
  Historians are increasingly aware of the persistence of robust links between Europe and the new Latin American nations. This book focuses on connections both during the events culminating with independence and in subsequent years, a period strangely neglected in European and Latin American scholarship. Bringing together distinguished historians of both Europe and America, the volume reveals a new cast of characters and relationships ranging from unrepentant American monarchists, compromise seeking liberals in Lisbon and Madrid who envisioned transatlantic federations, and British merchants in the River Plate who saw opportunity where others saw risk to public moralists whose audiences spanned from Paris to Santiago de Chile and plantation owners in eastern Cuba who feared that slave rebellions elsewhere in the Caribbean would spread to their island.

 

Contributors
Matthew Brown / Will Fowler / Josep M.
Fradera / Carrie Gibson / Brian Hamnett /
Maurizio Isabella / Iona Macintyre / Scarlett
O’Phelan Godoy / Gabriel Paquette / David
Rock / Christopher Schmidt-Nowara / Jay
Sexton / Reuben Zahler
 

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Contents

Between the Age of Atlantic Revolutions and the Age of Empire Matthew Brown and Gabriel Paquette
1
IberoAmerica as a Multiplicity of States Brian Hamnett
29
2 Rafael del Riego and the Spanish Origins of the NineteenthCentury Mexican Pronunciamiento Will Fowler
46
The Limits of Liberal Colonial Policy 18101837 Josep M Fradera
64
Italian Liberals and Spanish America in the 1820s Maurizio Isabella
87
5 The Brazilian Origins of the 1826 Portuguese Constitution Gabriel Paquette
108
The North American Union and Latin America in the 1820s Jay Sexton
139
7 The Chilean Irishman Bernardo OHiggins and the Independence of Peru Scarlett OPhelan Godoy
160
European Foreigners in Venezuela during the 1820s Reuben Zahler
191
Rivadavia and the British David Rock
207
The Specter of Haiti in the Spanish Caribbean in the 1820s Carrie Gibson
223
12 Bartolomé de las Casas and the Slave Trade to Cuba circa 1820 Christopher SchmidtNowara
236
The Bolivarian Decade Matthew Brown
250
Bibliography
275
Contributors
321
Index
323

European Advice for Women in 1820s Argentina and Chile Iona Macintyre
179

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Matthew Brown is a reader in Latin American studies at the University of Bristol. He is writing a short history of Latin America's relationship with global empires since Independence.

Gabriel Paquette is an assistant professor in history at the Johns Hopkins University. He was previously a research fellow in history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a lecturer at Harvard University. He is the author of Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and Its Empire, 1759–1808 and the editor of Enlightened Reform in Southern Europe and Its Atlantic Colonies, c. 1750–1830.

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