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Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826
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Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Abstract

Robert Southey did not exaggerate when he described the England of his day as ‘South American mad’. As Spain's hold on its colonies progressively weakened during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, thousands of British scientists, soldiers, entrepreneurs, and settlers rushed to take advantage of the enticing opportunities Spanish America offered. Britain's fascination with the region displayed itself in poems, plays, operas, political tracts, news reportage, travel narratives, and stock market quotations. Creole patriots such as Francisco de Miranda and Andrés Bello gathered in ... More

Keywords: Robert Southey, colonies, Spanish America, Francisco de Miranda, Andrés Bello, British-Spanish American similitude, Romantic Imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638680
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz, author