A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America: Volume 3

A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America: Volume 3

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139060600
  • 9781139060608

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.show more