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The Ideology of Creole Revolution: Imperialism and Independence in American and Latin American Political Thought (Problems of International Politics)

The Ideology of Creole Revolution: Imperialism and Independence in American and Latin American Political Thought (Problems of International Politics)

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Joshua Simon
Cambridge University Press, 6/15/2017
EAN 9781316610961, ISBN10: 1316610969

Paperback, 286 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

The American and Latin American independence movements emerged from distinctive settings and produced divergent results, but they were animated by similar ideas. Patriotic political theorists throughout the Americas offered analogous critiques of imperial rule, designed comparable constitutions, and expressed common ambitions for their new nations' future relations with one another and the rest of the world. This book adopts a hemispheric perspective on the revolutions that liberated the United States and Spanish America, offering a new interpretation of their most important political ideas. Simon argues that the many points of agreement among various revolutionary political theorists across the Americas can be attributed to the problems they encountered in common as Creoles - that is, as the descendants of European settlers born in the Americas. He illustrates this by comparing the political thought of three Creole revolutionaries: Alexander Hamilton of the United States, Simón Bolívar of Venezuela, and Lucas Alamán of Mexico.

1. Introduction
the ideas of American independence in comparative perspective
2. The ideology of Creole revolution
3. Alexander Hamilton in hemispheric perspective
4. Simón Bolívar and the contradictions of Creole revolution
5. The Creole conservatism of Lucas Alamán
6. The end of Creole revolution
7. Conclusion
from the Creole revolutions to our Americas.