Twelve. The Process of Spanish American Independence

  1. Thomas H. Holloway Professor of History President Executive Secretary of CLAH
  1. Jaime E. Rodríguez O. Professor of History

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391633.ch12

A Companion to Latin American History

A Companion to Latin American History

How to Cite

Rodríguez O., J. E. (2010) The Process of Spanish American Independence, in A Companion to Latin American History (ed T. H. Holloway), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391633.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of California at Davis, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Irvine, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131612

Online ISBN: 9781444391633

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Keywords:

  • process of Spanish American Independence;
  • new Iberian nations, in the Peninsula and in America - Napoleon's invasion of the Iberian Peninsula;
  • independence of Spanish America - not the result of an anti-colonial struggle;
  • political revolution of the Hispanic world;
  • Napoleon's invasion of Spain - galvanizing Americans to defend the monarchy, expanding their rights within the Spanish system;
  • sense of patriotismo, identification with the locality - at the level of ayuntamientos (city governments);
  • Civil War in America - civil conflicts, arising in response to French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula;
  • New Spain, intra-elite conflict - heightening divisions and spawning an insurgency;
  • Fernando VII's return in 1814 - restoring unity of the Spanish World;
  • América Septentrional and América Meridional (South America) - living through different experiences during the years 1810–25

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Political Revolution of the Hispanic World

  • Civil War in America

  • Independence

  • Conclusion

  • bibliography