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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

Volume 3

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108033664

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  • In 1804 when W. B. Stevenson (fl. 1803–25) 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 an ex-Royal Navy admiral turned revolutionary. In this three-volume work, published in 1825, Stevenson gives a dramatic, fascinating account of life and society in South America as it began to break free from Spanish colonial rule. Volume 3 focuses on the revolutions and uprisings Stevenson witnessed in Colombia, Peru and Chile, as well as his time as secretary to Lord Cochrane, the former admiral who fought on the side of the rebels.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108033664
    • length: 486 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 28 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    W. B. Stevenson

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