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A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America

A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America
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  • Date Published: September 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108033671

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  • IIn 1804 when W. B. Stevenson (fl. 1803–1825) arrived on the small island of Mocha, just off the coast of South America, he stepped onto a continent on the brink of mass revolution. Over the next twenty years, he had an extraordinary range of experiences: as a traveller, a Spanish government official, a prisoner, and as secretary to Admiral Lord Cochrane, an ex-Royal Navy officer turned revolutionary. In this three-volume work, published in 1825, Stevenson gives a fascinating account of the society and culture of South America as it began to break free from Spanish colonial rule. The first two volumes are devoted to his first impressions, and his observations on the South American way of life, together with a description of his time as governor of the province of Esmeraldas. Volume 3 focuses on the revolutions and uprisings Stevenson witnessed in Colombia, Peru and Chile.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108033671
    • length: 1384 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 80 mm
    • weight: 1.78kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: 1. Arrival at Mocha
    2. Leave Tucapel Viejo, and arrive at Tubul
    3. Account of cultivation of farms, &c. in Araucania
    4. Valdivia
    5. City of Conception de Mocha
    6. Sent to Talcahuano
    7. Leave Talcahuano in the Dolores
    8. Lima, origin of its name
    9. Viceroys and Archbishops of Lima
    10. Taxes, Alcavala
    11. City of Lima
    12. Particular description of parish churches
    13. The population of Lima
    14. Fruits in the gardens of Lima
    15. Visit to Pisco. Volume 2: 1. Farm of vinto, cattle, grain, &c.
    2. Visit to Caxatambo
    3. General mode of travelling from Lima to the different provinces
    4. Travels to the north of Lima
    5. Historical sketch of Caxamarca, Huaina Capac, Huascar Inca, and Atahualpa
    6. Province of Caxamarca
    7. Leave Lima for Guayaquil
    8. Productions of the province of Guayaquil
    9. Journey from Guayaquil to Quito
    10. Quito, foundation and situation
    11. Visit of the Academicians to Quito in 1736
    12. Villa of Ibarra, description
    13. Continuation of Esmeraldas
    14. Visit to Cayapas. Volume 3: 1. First revolutionary symptoms in South America
    2. Second revolution at Quito
    3. State of Lima in 1811
    4. State of Lima
    5. State of Lima on the arrival of the Chilean Squadron
    6. Santiago
    7. Passage from Guayaquil River to Valdivia
    8. Lord Cochrane and the Chilean Government
    9. Sketch of O'Higgins, San Martin, Lord Cochrane, Las Heras, and Monteagudo
    10. Battalion of Numancia joins the Liberating Army
    11. Lima evacuated by La Serna
    12. Revolution and state of Guayaquil
    13. Commercial code at Lima.

  • Author

    W. B. Stevenson

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