Spain and the Independence of Colombia 1810-25

TitleSpain and the Independence of Colombia 1810-25
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsEarle, Rebecca
Number of Pages263
PublisherUniversity of Exeter Press
CityExeter, UK
Abstract

Between 1810 and 1825, Latin America was engulfed in a wave of revolution that destroyed the Spanish empire in the Americas. This book studies the process of imperial collapse in one of these Spanish colonies: the Viceroyalty of New Granada, the future Republic of Colombia. Rebecca Earle makes extensive use of previously unexplored Spanish documents to offer a new account of Colombia's struggle for independence from Spain, suggesting that Spanish royalists inadvertently engineered their own defeat." "The book provides a revisionist explanation of how and why Spain lost its colony in Colombia. The details of Spain's failure form the subject of this study."

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