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Author Simon, Joshua, author

Title The Ideology of Creole Revolution : Imperialism and Independence in American and Latin American Political Thought / Joshua Simon
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017


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Series Problems of International Politics
Problems of international politics.
Contents Introduction : the ideas of American independence in comparative perspective -- The ideology of Creole revolution -- Alexander Hamilton in hemispheric perspective -- Simón Bolívar and the contradictions of Creole revolution -- The Creole conservatism of Lucas Alamán -- The end of Creole revolution -- Conclusion: from the Creole revolutions to our Americas
Summary 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
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 May 2017)
Subject Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 -- Political and social views
Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830 -- Political and social views
Alamán, Lucas, 1792-1853 -- Political and social views
Alamán, Lucas, 1792-1853.
Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830.
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Creoles -- United States -- History
Creoles -- Latin America -- History
Autonomy and independence movements.
Political and social views.
Politics and government.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
Latin America -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1806-1830.
Latin America.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781316665633