We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean Politics in the Age of Insurgency

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2002 - History - 399 pages
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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 T pac 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 T paj 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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Contents

Contours for a History of Power and Political
3
The Inherited Structure of Authority
27
Institutional
64
The Reparto Connection
106
Emancipation Projects and Dynamics of Native
140
The Storm of War under T1ipaj Katari
180
The Aftermath of Insurgency and Renegotiation of Power
232
Conclusions and Continuations
269
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Sinclair Thomson is assistant professor of history at New York University.

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