A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America - Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies (Paperback)W. B. Stevenson (author)
Paperback 454 Pages / Published: 29/09/2011
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 454
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 140 mm
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