Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of World History

Volume

20

Issue

1

Publisher

University of Hawaii Press

Publication Date

2009

First Page

131

Last Page

150

DOI

10.1353/jwh.0.0034

Abstract

This article argues that the Age of Revolution and the abolition of slavery do not adequately mark the termination of the Atlantic world's political processes, at least concerning Latin America. Employing archival evidence from Colombia as a case study (as well as evidence from Mexico and Uruguay), the article explores how during the nineteenth century in Spain's former colonies, subalterns, especially popular liberals, and elites debated the meanings of nation, citizen, and democracy. These struggles over visions of republicanism and democracy that racked the region throughout most of the nineteenth century cannot be understood outside of an Atlantic context, nor can the full history of the Atlantic Age of Revolution be complete without taking into account the democratic and republican developments of mid nineteenth-century Spanish America.

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Originally published by the University of Hawai'i Press.

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