We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean Politics in the Age of Insurgency
In the same era as the American, French, and Haitian revolutions, a powerful anticolonial movement swept across the highland Andes in 1780–1781. Initially unified around Túpac Amaru, a descendant of Inka royalty from Cuzco, it reached its most radical and violent phase in the region of La Paz (present-day Bolivia) where Aymara-speaking Indians waged war against Europeans under the peasant commander Túpaj Katari. The great Andean insurrection has received scant attention by historians of the "Age of Revolution," but in this book Sinclair Thomson reveals the connections between ongoing local struggles over Indian community government and a larger anticolonial movement.
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Contours for a History of Power and Political
The Inherited Structure of Authority
The Reparto Connection
Emancipation Projects and Dynamics of Native
The Storm of War under T1ipaj Katari
The Aftermath of Insurgency and Renegotiation of Power
Conclusions and Continuations
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