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Geography of Hard Times, A
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This fascinating glimpse into South America’s past focuses on the works of four European voyagers who came to South America and left a legacy of travel writing in their wake: José Celestino Mutis, a Spanish botanist and doctor; Alexander von Humboldt, a German geographer; Maria Graham, a British historian; and Flora Tristán, a French feminist and labor activist whose father was Peruvian. Each took on his or her voyage as a personal endeavor, and collectively their travels covered the Andes from its northern traces in Venezuela to the southern heights of Chile and Arequipa. Their writing contributed to the construction of a complex map of the Andes in which many levels of physical and social geography may be read. By analyzing the travelers’ narratives, illustrations, and maps, Ángela Pérez-Mejía unravels the rich complexities of the colonial travel experience, explores its impact on both the object of description and the traveler’s subjectivity, and the collective readership seeking a discourse of nationhood.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. title page, copyright page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. PART I
  2. p. 9
  1. chapter one
  2. pp. 17-37
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  1. chapter two
  2. pp. 39-71
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  1. PART II
  2. p. 73
  1. chapter three
  2. pp. 81-101
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  1. chapter four
  2. pp. 103-122
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 123-124
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 125-143
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  1. References
  2. pp. 145-154
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 155-167
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