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Webinar Announcement and Registration

Age of Revolutions is happy to announce a webinar event co-hosted with the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program at Smith College on Miguel La Serna’s new book With Masses and Arms: Peru’s Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Jul 2020

Miskitu Moravians in Mesoamerica: Indigeneity, Faith, and Revolution in the 1980s

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Emily Snyder Somewhere in Nicaragua, there are forty lost...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Feb 2020

Anáhuac & Rome: Converging Indigeneity and Religiosity in Mexico’s Republican Moment

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Arturo Chang After having read Fray Servando Teresa de...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Feb 2020

Growing Pains: Pest Control and Agrochemicals in Mexico Between Revolutions, 1920-194

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 May 2019

Pamphlet of Protest: Revolution, Exile, and Abolition in Chautard’s Escapes from Cayenne

By Michaël Roy In September 1857, Jean-Léon Chautard, Charles Bivors, and Louis Antoine Hippolyte Paon arrived in Boston, Massachusetts. The three French refugees from the Revolution of 1848 were “homeless, penniless, friendless, strangers...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Feb 2019

The Struggles of Cuba’s Black Soldiers in an Age of Imperial Wars

By Elena Schneider You can start a book project thinking it is about one thing, but then realize in the writing that it is actually about another. When—way too many years ago—I began my study of the British invasion and occupation of Havana...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Dec 2018

National Peasants: The Revolutionary Politics of Identity in MNR’s Bolivia

By Elena McGrath The revolutionaries who took power in Bolivia after arming workers and peasants in April of 1952 believed that they would be the first to bring Bolivia into the modern world. The Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (Movimiento Nacionalista...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 May 2018

Indigenous People and Peruvian Independence: A Polemical Historiography

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Silvia Escanilla Huerta  The role of indigenous people in the process of independence in Peru has always been controversial in the historiography. On...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 May 2018

A Hidden Caribbean Revolution? Race and Revolution in Venezuela, 1789-1817

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Frédéric Spillemaeker  The wave of revolutionary sentiment from the 1790s to Independence questioned the social and racial inequalities that divided colonial Venezuela....
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 May 2018

Race, or The Last Colonial Struggle in Latin America

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Jason McGraw Latin America has long captivated outsiders for its seeming absence of a black-white racial binary, fluidity in racial self-ascriptions, and racially-mixed populations. ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Mar 2018

From Tucumán With Love: Revolution and Marriage in the Argentine War of Independence

By Alejandro H. Morea The revolutionary process in Latin America was tied to the crisis of the Spanish monarchy that began in 1808. In the case of the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, the revolution ended with the formation of four new republics:...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jan 2018

Genealogies of Revolutionary Iconoclasm, from Tupac Amaru to Central Park, Pt II

By Ananda Cohen-Aponte In part one, I discussed the way Tupac Amaru II and his followers used art and material culture to subvert Spanish colonial hegemony. Now, I will explore how the colonial state responded and how these struggles connect with our...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Oct 2017

Genealogies of Revolutionary Iconoclasm, from Tupac Amaru to Central Park, Pt I

By Ananda Cohen-Aponte Rebellions, insurgencies, uprisings, and revolutions all involve the radical uprooting of the normative social order through violent conflict. They also bring the promise of new beginnings, cultivated through the spread of liberatory...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Oct 2017

Newspapers, Sedition, and the Power of Public Opinion in Late-Colonial Venezuela

This post is a part of a series entitled “(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions.” By Cristina Soriano One night in June 1794, a British captain named William Gisborne went to the house of the Captain-General...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Oct 2017

Making Peru’s Sendero Luminoso: The Geography & Ecology of Civil War

By Javier Puente On a previous post, I discussed the arrival of the 1982-1983 Mega Niño in the midst of the early years of sociopolitical conflict in the Peruvian Andes. In the focal region of conflict, El Niño triggered a major drought...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Mar 2017

Making Peru’s Sendero Luminoso: The Mega Niño of 1982-3

By Javier Puente In 1980, as Peru returned to democracy after more than a decade of military rule, both the state and civil society faced an unparalleled challenge.[*] Sendero Luminoso – an Ayacucho-based, Maoist party led by philosophy professor...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Mar 2017

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Caitlin Fitz’s Our Sister Republics

Caitlin Fitz, Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions. New York: W.W. Norton, 2016. 368 pages. Hardback. In conjunction with W.W. Norton and Caitlin Fitz, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer its third revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Aug 2016

A Revolution Within the Revolución: Global Labor Politics in Mexico City

By Stephan Fender On May 25 1911, long-standing dictator Porfirio Díaz famously conceded defeat to his challenger Francisco I. Madero. This event marked the beginning of a long and bloody national power struggle in Mexico that lasted at least...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Jul 2016

Curating the Pantheon in Mexico: History and Memory

By William A. Booth “Heaven is just up there; one can see it and dream about it. Up there are the fruits of the Mexican Revolution, the heroes of the fatherland, the nationalized nation, the ejidos of the agrarian reform, popular culture, the expropriation...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Jul 2016

Balancing Independence and Imperialism: The Panamanian Revolution of 1903

By Justin J. Masucci A coalition of Panamanian leaders declared independence from the nation of Colombia in November 1903. The United States, which had tried and failed to conclude a treaty with Colombia to construct and maintain a canal across the Isthmus...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Mar 2016

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