The Caudillo of the Andes: Andrés de Santa Cruz

Sobrevilla Perea, Natalia (2011) The Caudillo of the Andes: Andrés de Santa Cruz. New Approaches to the Americas . Cambridge University Press, 256 pp. ISBN 9780521719964. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Born in La Paz in 1792, Andrés de Santa Cruz lived through the turbulent times that led to independence across Latin America. He fought to shape the newly established republics, and between 1836 and 1839 he created the Peru-Bolivia Confederation. The epitome of an Andean caudillo, with armed forces at the center of his ideas of governance, he was a state builder whose ambition ensured a strong and well-administered country. But the ultimate failure of the Confederation had long-reaching consequences that still have an impact today. The story of his life introduces students to broader questions of nationality and identity during this turbulent transition from Spanish colonial rule to the founding of Peru and Bolivia.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures > Hispanic Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Steph Ham
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 14:50
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2012 13:44
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