9780521304504

Pre-Revolutionary Caracas: Politics, Economy, and Society 1777-1811 (Cambridge Latin American Studies)

McKinley, P. Michael

ISBN 10: 0521304504 / 0-521-30450-4
ISBN 13: 9780521304504
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
Almost invariably, late-colonial Caracas has been described as a society full of tensions and a colony at odds with the imperial order. This study, in contrast, portrays a colony, which grew, prospered and matured within the confines of Empire. It depicts the late 1700s as the golden age of caraqueño colonial society and suggests that it was no accident that this late renaissance created an environment which bred the self-confident men who led much of Spanish America to independence. The causes of the independence struggle, and the violence, which accompanied it, are considered in the context of the imperial crisis provoked by Napoleon's invasion of Spain. The findings of this study are based on an exceptionally varied array of new data on the economy and society of late eighteenth-century Caracas, of which a collection of 800 wills is the most impressive.

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Pre-Revolutionary Caracas portrays a colony which grew, prospered and matured within the confines of Empire. It depicts the late 1700s as the golden age of caraqueño colonial society and credits this late renaissance with producing the self-confident men who led much of Spanish America to independence.

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McKinley, P. Michael
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