Marcello Carmagnani and Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia

in The Other West

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780520247987
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947511 | DOI:

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Latin America faced extraordinary challenges from the end of the eighteenth century to the first half of the nineteenth in the period from the French Revolution to the end of the Restoration. The independence of Latin America accelerated the rhythms of daily life, much as revolutions had in Europe and North America. The origin of social stratification began to wobble, and the values of guilds and estates became suspicious. Two major concepts derived from the new conception of freedom sustained the resulting process of Westernization: free trade and political freedom, principles inscribed in the constitution of the new Latin American countries. This shared method would translate into different realities, a plurality of forms resulting from different backgrounds and traditions.

Keywords: French Revolution; Restoration; North America; plurality; tradition

Chapter.  22178 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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