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Revolution and independence in Latin America : the liberators

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Between 1808 and 1826, all of mainland Latin America became independent from Spain and Portugal, the colonial powers that had ruled the region for three centuries. Undesirable economic restrictions and a caste system that favored those born in Europe made the conditions for revolution ripe in the Americas. Combined with the actions of insightful leadersmost notably Simn Bolvar and Jos de San MartnLatin American independence was all but guaranteed. This title explores the revolutions, their historical causes, and the new nations ensuing struggles, providing invaluable context for understanding the culture, politics, and social identity of the region today.

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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs 980.02 Day (Text)
Adult Nonfiction

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