A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America: Volume 2

A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America: Volume 2

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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 2 continues Stevenson's description of the culture and customs of Chile, Colombia and Peru. It also covers Stevenson's arrival in the province of Esmeraldas, where he became governor in 1810.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 b/w illus.
  • 1139060597
  • 9781139060592

Table of contents

1. Farm of vinto, cattle, grain, 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.show more