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Imported Modernity in Post-Colonial State Formation

The Appropriation of Political, Educational, and Cultural Models in Nineteenth-Century Latin America


Eugenia Roldán Vera and Marcelo Caruso

Contents: Eugenia Roldán Vera/Marcelo Caruso: Introduction: Avoiding the National, Assessing the Modern – Federica Morelli: Between the Old and the New Regime: The Triumph of the Intermediate Bodies in the Quito Audience, 1765-1830 – Beatriz Dávilo: Iusnaturalist Tradition and Utilitarianism Imported: The Intellectual and Political Trajectories of the Elites in the Rio de la Plata, 1810-1825 – Sajid Alfredo Herrera: Old Regional Antagonisms and Imported Political Models: The Liberal Invention of a Salvadoran State Identity, 1812-1829 – Natalia Sobrevilla Perea: Mid Nineteenth-Century Ideological Radicalization in Peru: The French Post-Revolutionary Influence – Jorge Myers: «Democracy in South America». The «New Generation» and the Reception of Tocqueville’s De la démocratie en Amérique: The Path of River Plate Liberalism, 1840-1852 – Karen Racine: Imported Englishness: Henry Christophe’s Educational Programme in Haiti, 1806-1820 – Eugenia Roldán Vera: Export as Import: James Thomson’s Civilising Mission in South America, 1818-1825 – Marcelo Caruso: New Schooling and the Invention of a Political Culture: Community, Rituals and Meritocracy in Colombian Monitorial Schools, 1821-1842 – Luciano Mendes de Faria Filho/José G. Gondra: In the Name of Civilization: Compulsory Education and Cultural Politics in Brazil in the 19th Century – Rebecca Earle: Consumption and Excess in Colonial and Early-Independent Spanish America – Guillermo Zermeño: Ranke in Mexico: The Process of Professionalization of History, A Century Later?