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Connections after Colonialism
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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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Map
  2. p. x
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  1. Introduction: Between the Age of Atlantic Revolutions and the Age of Empire
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. 1. Themes and Tensions in a Contradictory Decade: Ibero-America as a Multiplicity of States
  2. pp. 29-45
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  1. 2. Rafael del Riego and the Spanish Origins of the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Pronunciamiento
  2. pp. 46-63
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  1. 3. Include and Rule: The Limits of Liberal Colonial Policy, 1810–1837
  2. pp. 64-86
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  1. 4. Entangled Patriotisms: Italian Liberals and Spanish America in the 1820s
  2. pp. 87-107
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  1. 5. The Brazilian Origins of the 1826 Portuguese Constitution
  2. pp. 108-138
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  1. 6. An American System: The North American Union and Latin America in the 1820s
  2. pp. 139-159
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  1. 7. The Chilean Irishman Bernardo O’Higgins and the Independence of Peru
  2. pp. 160-178
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  1. 8. Corinne in the Andes: European Advice for Women in 1820s Argentina and Chile
  2. pp. 179-190
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  1. 9. Heretics, Cadavers, and Capitalists: European Foreigners in Venezuela during the 1820s
  2. pp. 191-206
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  1. 10. Porteño Liberals and Imperialist Emissaries in the Rio de la Plata: Rivadavia and the British
  2. pp. 207-222
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  1. 11. “There Is No Doubt That We Are under Threat by the Negroes of Santo Domingo”: The Specter of Haiti in the Spanish Caribbean in the 1820s
  2. pp. 223-235
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  1. 12. Bartolomé de las Casas and the Slave Trade to Cuba circa 1820
  2. pp. 236-249
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  1. 13. The 1820s in Perspective: The Bolivarian Decade
  2. pp. 250-274
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 275-320
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 321-322
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 323-330
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