Simón Bolívar: Essays on the Life and Legacy of the Liberator

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - 207 من الصفحات
Simón Bolívar was without a doubt the most famous and most controversial leader of the Spanish American wars of independence. Much is known of his biography: he led an army that liberated an expanse of South America equivalent to that conquered by Napoleon; crafted the union of Venezuela, New Granada, and Ecuador into the republic of Gran Colombia; outlined the plan for a defensive league of former Spanish-American colonies; and wrote the first Bolivian constitution. He also died in exile after the rejection of his arbitrary and dictatorial rule in Colombia. This volume takes a step back from both glorification and vilification to reassess Bolívar's life and legacy. A distinguished group of historians takes a fresh look at the impact of "the Liberator" as warrior, political thinker and leader, internationalist, continentalist, reformer, and revolutionary. They make a powerful statement about the importance of biography and the relevance of the individual in explaining historical events. A balanced yet critical appraisal of Bolívar's role in the Spanish-American wars of independence, this in-depth collection offers a persuasive explanation of why the Bolívarian legend and cult has persisted. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Simón Bolívar-the man and the legacy. Contributions by: David Bushnell, Germán Carrera Damas, Simon Collier, Judith Ewell, Iván Jaksic, Lester D. Langley, John V. Lombardi, Karen Racine, Frank Safford, and Hermes Tovar Pinzón
 

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Introduction
1
THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THINKER
11
Simón Bolivar as Political Thinker
13
Bolívar s Atlantic World Diplomacy
35
Simón Bolívar Englishman Elite Responsibility and Social Reform in Spanish American Independence
55
THE POLITICAL ACTOR
71
Simón Bolívar and Andrés Bello The Republican Ideal
73
Bolívar as Triumphal State Maker and Despairing Democrat
97
The Image of Simón Bolívar in the United States in the Revolutionary Era
121
The United States as Seen by Simón Bolívar Too Good a Neighbor
133
THE LEGACY
145
Bolívar and the Future of Democracy
147
The Hidden Legacy of Simón Bolívar
157
Epilogue History and Our HeroesThe Bolívar Legend
174
Beginning to Read about Bolívar
186
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THE HEMISPHERIC AGENDA
119

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نبذة عن المؤلف (2008)

David Bushnell is professor emeritus at the University of Florida. Lester D. Langley is professor emeritus at the University of Georgia.

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