Historian John Lynch provides a magnificent survey on the Spanish American Wars of Independence, that started after Napoleon invaded Spain. In The Spanish American Revolutions Lynch provides answers to why revolutions broke out in Spanish America (with the notable exception of Cuba) and why Bolívar, San Martín, or O’Higgins were unable to fulfill their ambitions of building powerful states. This edition also incorporates the latest works on the aftermaths of these revolutions and what happened in Central America. Unfortunately for hungry history nerds, very different conflicts are explained in less than 500 pages, but it’s the only recent work about the Spanish American Revolutions available in English.
- Series: Revolutions in the Modern World
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Second edition (October 17, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393955370
- ISBN-13: 978-0393955378
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.3 inches