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Author Madariaga, Salvador de, 1886-1978, author.

Title The fall of the Spanish American empire / Salvador de Madariaga.

Publication Info. New York : Collier Books, 1963.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  980 M261f 1963    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition New, rev. ed., 1st Collier Books ed.
Description 414 pages ; 18 cm
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Note "BS176v."
A companion to The rise of the Spanish American empire.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-404) and index.
Contents The soul of the Indies. The White element -- More on the White element -- The Indian element -- More on the Indian element -- The Negro element -- The Mestizo element -- The Mulatto element and the Castes -- Internal origin of the secession -- Period of the after-conquest -- Viceregal period - the Whites -- Viceregal period - the Castes -- The eighteenth century : Spanish and Creole criticism -- Eighteenth-century precursors -- External origins of the secession. The four philosophers -- The three brotherhoods : the Jews--the Freemasons--the Jesuits -- The three brotherhoods (continued) -- The three revolutions -- The three revolutions (continued) -- Beggars for independence. A hail of precursors -- Miranda -- Epilogue.
Summary How Spanish Imperial powers in the New World came to an end is the subject of this well-known volume. The eminent historian and diplomat Salvador de Madariaga assays the components of the decline from the point of view of a Spaniard who believes that Spain's role has been misunderstood by many historians. But he is first of all a scholar who presents the evidence on every side. His history is highlighted by colorful touches. He portrays the characteristic Quixotism of the Spanish conquistador, moving between extremes of cruelty and charity, riding into battle in armor draped with bright orange and blue sash. He tells of the Caura River Indians, who gradually gave up their addiction to cannibalism. He describes auto-de-fé and debauchery, as well as the most exalted moments of human courage, and sets all of this against the glittering silver of Potosí, the vivid multiracial backdrop of the New World, and the splendor of the great cultures of the peoples of Spanish America -- Back cover.
Subject Latin America -- History -- To 1830.
Spain -- Colonies -- America.
Spanish colonies. (OCoLC)fst01930866
America. (OCoLC)fst01239786
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
Chronological Term To 1830
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628

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