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Under the flags of freedom : slave soldiers and the wars of independence in Spanish South America

Author: Peter Blanchard
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2008.
Series: Pitt Latin American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blanchard, Peter, 1946-
Under the flags of freedom.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608729300
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Blanchard
ISBN: 9780822943471 0822943476 9780822959922 0822959925
OCLC Number: 182735995
Description: ix, 242 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: A historical tradition --
Serving the king in Venezuela and New Granada --
Fighting for the patria in the Río de la Plata --
Changing loyalties in the North --
Controlling slave recruitment in Chile and Peru --
Recruitment and resistance --
The personal war of slave women --
The survival of slavery.
Series Title: Pitt Latin American series.
Responsibility: Peter Blanchard.
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