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Smoldering Ashes : Cuzco and the Creation of Republican Peru, 1780-1840

By: Walker, Charles F.
Contributor(s): Mignolo, Walter D | Silverblatt, Irene | Saldívar-Hull, Sonia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Latin America Otherwise: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (350 p.).ISBN: 9780822382164.Subject(s): Caudillos -- Peru -- Cuzco (Dept.) -- History | Cuzco (Peru : Dept.) -- History | Indians of South America -- Peru -- Cuzco (Dept.) -- Politics and government | Peru -- History -- 1548-1820 | Peru -- History -- 1829-1919 | Peru -- History -- War of Independence, 1820-1829Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Smoldering Ashes : Cuzco and the Creation of Republican Peru, 1780-1840DDC classification: 985.3704 | 985/.3704 LOC classification: F3451.C9 | W355 1999Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
CONTENTS; About the Series; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Tupac Amaru Rebellion: Protonationalism and Inca Revivalism; 3 Smoldering Ashes; 4 The Arrival of Saint Patria: The Long War of Independence in Peru; 5 Cuzco's Black Angel: Agustín Gamarra and the Creation of the Republican State; 6 The War of the Words: Urban Political Culture in Postcolonial Cuzco; 7 From Colony to Republic and from Indian to Indian: Cuzco Rural Society; 8 Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Reconsiders Peru's transition from colony to republic, highlighting the important role indigenous peasants played in anti-colonial struggles.
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CONTENTS; About the Series; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Tupac Amaru Rebellion: Protonationalism and Inca Revivalism; 3 Smoldering Ashes; 4 The Arrival of Saint Patria: The Long War of Independence in Peru; 5 Cuzco's Black Angel: Agustín Gamarra and the Creation of the Republican State; 6 The War of the Words: Urban Political Culture in Postcolonial Cuzco; 7 From Colony to Republic and from Indian to Indian: Cuzco Rural Society; 8 Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Reconsiders Peru's transition from colony to republic, highlighting the important role indigenous peasants played in anti-colonial struggles.

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Walker delineates the significance of regional politics in the transformation of Peru during the closing years of Spanish rule and the initial decades following independence. Focusing on Cuzco, the hub of former Inca authority and the scene of major upheavals during the 1780s and the early 1800s, he explains its role in the national aspirations of strongmen Agustin Gamarra and Andres Santa Cruz. Walker draws much of his detailed analysis from Peruvian archival sources, the contemporary polemics of liberal and conservative ideologues, and accounts in ephemeral revolutionary newspapers. Like other politically ambitious regional leaders, Gamarra organized a large coalition that denied the indigenous population any positive role in his nation-building plans. Walker demonstrates that resistance to such exclusion was evident in court battles involving natives demanding retention of traditional offices and the refusal of Indians to participate in the military conflicts of rival generals. He concludes that racial politics rather than Indian passivity and isolation became an enduring legacy of the early republic. Extensive annotations and documentation as well as a comprehensive bibliography add to the value of this important contribution to 19th-century Latin American historiography. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. A. Gagliano; Loyola University of Chicago

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<p>Charles F. Walker is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. He is the editor of Entre la retórica y la insurgencia: Las ideas y los movimientos sociales en los Andes, Siglo XVIII .</p>

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