Latin America’s Wars Volume I: The Age of the Caudillo, by Robert L. Scheina

By Robert L. Scheina

Robert Scheina’s most modern booklet, drawn upon years of study, lecturing, and educating within the box, is a groundbreaking and definitive learn of Latin American army historical past. regardless of the pivotal function of wars in U.S. background, few within the usa comprehend their influence in other places within the Western Hemisphere. This quantity examines some of the wars for independence within the overdue eighteenth and 19th centuries in Latin the United States and the area’s conflicts with the us. Scheina concludes with the beginnings of overt U.S. political intervention within the zone. He specializes in operational historical past within the context of warfare as an software of politics and society, together with insightful analyses of the army as an establishment and its kin with civilian govt. Latin America's Wars fills a void within the literature, broadens U.S. readers’ realizing in their pals, and serves as a launching element for brand spanking new scholarship.

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Skillfully taking advantage of the situation, Napoleon forced Carlos to sign the Treaty of Bayonne which ceded the throne to Napoleon. This decapitated the head of the colonial, hierarchial government. Napoleon then invaded Spain in order to put his brother Joseph on the throne. 3 After a period of turmoil within Spain, a Supreme Junta emerged and then a regency was created to govern in the name of the captive Ferdinand VII. 4 Latin American wars for independence were fought primarily between 1791 and 1824, with notable exceptions such as those in Santo Domingo (1820–44) and Cuba (1868–98).

Filibustering against Central America, 1855–60 Part 6. The Age of the Caudillo in Mid-America 21. The Struggle among Venezuela’s Caudillos, 1830–1903 22. Mini-Wars among Caudillos of Central America, 1844–1907 23. The Misrule by Bolivian Caudillos, 1841–99 Part 7. Mid-Nineteenth-Century Intraclass Struggles 24. Colombia and Sixty-three Years of Intraclass Conflict, 1839–1902 25. Uruguayan Intraclass Conflict, 1832–1904 26. Chilean Intraclass Conflicts, 1851 and 1859 27. War of the Reforma, 1857–60 28.

The Pacific War, 1865–66 Part 9. Late Wars for Independence 31. Captaincy-General of Santo Domingo, 1838–65 32. Captaincy-General of Cuba, 1868–98 Part 10. Wars of Conquest against Native Americans 33. The Indians, 1819–1927 Part 11. An Economic War 34. The War of the Pacific, 1879–83 Part 12. Late-Nineteenth-Century Intraclass Struggles 35. Argentine “Revolutions” of 1890 and 1893 36. The Chilean “Revolution” of 1891 37. The Brazilian “Revolution” of 1893–94 Part 13. Political Intervention by the United States 38.

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