State And Society In Spanish America During The Age Of Revolution by Victor M. Uribe-UranState And Society In Spanish America During The Age Of Revolution by Victor M. Uribe-Uran

State And Society In Spanish America During The Age Of Revolution

EditorVictor M. Uribe-Uran

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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State and Society in Spanish America during the Age of Revolution calls into question the orthodox split of Latin American history into colonial and modern, arguing that this split obscures significant economic, social, and even political continuities from 1780 to 1850. In addition, the book argues that the colonial-modern division makes it difficult to appraise historical changes in a comprehensive way. The book covers an unconventional period-1750 to 1850-and looks at the continuities over this longer, more comprehensive timespan. The essays discuss late colonial and postcolonial developments in gender, racial, class, and cultural relations across Latin America and in specific regions, including Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile. By bridging these two eras and looking at the "Age of Democratic Revolution" as a whole, the book allows readers to see the coming of Latin America's struggle for independence from Spain and Portugal and the changes after independence. Written by established Latin American scholars as well as up-and-coming historians, these essays are published in this volume for the first time. This book is ideal for courses on Latin American history, including colonial history, national history, and the "Age of Revolution."
Victor M. Uribe-Uran is Associate Professor of History and Law at Florida International University.
Title:State And Society In Spanish America During The Age Of RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:261 pages, 8.94 × 6.46 × 0.74 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0842028749

ISBN - 13:9780842028745

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction-Beating a Dead Horse? Part 2 I. The Region's Political Economy Chapter 3 Latin America Was Behind: The Economic Background of Independence Chapter 4 "Dutch Disease" and Other (Dis)Continuities in Latin American History, 1780-1850 Part 5 II. Elites, State Building, and Business Chapter 6 The Changing Meaning of Honor, Status, and Class: The Letrados and Bureaucrats of New Granada in the Late Colonial and Early Postcolonial Period Chapter 7 Doing Business in the Age of Revolution: The Major Import-Export Merchants of Chile Part 8 III. Gender and Family Relations Chapter 9 Marriage and Family Relations in Mexico during the Transition from Colony to Nation Chapter 10 Gender Ideology, Race, and Female-Headed Households in Urban Mexico, 1750-1850 Part 11 IV. Ideologies, Values, and Cultural Practices Chapter 12 Patriotic Footwork: Social Dance and the Watershed of Independence in Buenos Aires Chapter 13 Constructing the City, Constructing the State: Architecture and Political Transition in Urban Argentina, 1810-1860 Chapter 14 Conclusion-Was There an Age of Revolution in Spanish America? Chapter 15 Index

Editorial Reviews

This book ably explores topics and issues either neglected or marginalized by those historians more interested in reaffirming the colonial/modern divide in Spanish America during the revolutionary age than in looking closely at continuities and explaining their perserverance.