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A great fear : Luís de Onís and the shadow war against Napoleon in Spanish America, 1808-1812

Author: Timothy Hawkins
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2019]
Series: Atlantic crossings.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Teresa Van Hoy, author of A Social History of Mexico's Railroads: Peons, Prisoners, and Priests --Book Jacket.

"Hawkins contributes a deft analysis, both of the history of US tensions with Spain over border issues and of a mounting strain of Francophilia in the Americas."

Scott Eastman, author of Preaching Spanish Nationalism across the Hispanic Atlantic, 1759--1823 and coeditor of The Rise of Constitutional Government in the Iberian Atlantic World: The Impact of the Cadiz Constitution of 1812.

"An exemplary and well-rounded transnational history that offers a provocative new look into the repercussions of Napoleonic intrigue and espionage in the New World."

An exploration of the Spanish colonial reaction to the threat of Napoleonic subversion.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Luis de Onís; Luis de Onís
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Hawkins
ISBN: 9780817320041 0817320040
OCLC Number: 1051778833
Description: xii, 238 pages : black and white illustrations and maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chasing shadows : French subversion in Spanish America --
Francophobia and Spanish America --
On the edge of the abyss : the Spanish legation to the United States, 1807-1809 --
Luís de Onís : from Cantalapiedra to Philadelphia --
The Spanish diplomat versus the French emissary, 1809-1810 --
Onís on the offensive, 1811 --
Fighting Napoleon in Totonicapán --
Conclusion : spies and shadows.
Series Title: Atlantic crossings.
Responsibility: Timothy Hawkins.

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An exploration of the Spanish colonial reaction to the threat of Napoleonic subversion. This book explores why Spanish Americans did not take the opportunity to seize independence in this critical  Read more...

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