Edited by Rebecca Earle . Published 2000. ISBN 9781900039338
The essays in this volume examine the causes of civil wars in nineteenth-century Latin America. After Independence, most Latin American countries suffered acute political instability. The problem was particularly serious in Mexico and Colombia. But even countries like Chile or Brazil where the political process achieved some degree of order could not escape the problem of civil conflict. In spite of their recurrence these conflicts have been largely neglected by modern historiography. This volume aims at encouraging further research in the area. In addition to a general overview of the region as a whole the volume includes chapters on Brazil Colombia Chile Venezuela Honduras Mexico Argentina and Bolivia.