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Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period

Nicola Foote and Rene D. Harder Horst

Abstract

Military engagements in Latin America between 1850 and 1950 helped shape emerging nation states and collective consciousness in profound and formative ways. This century, known as the liberal period, was an important time for state formation in the region, as well as for the development of current national borders. This collection aims to assess the role black and indigenous Latin Americans played in the military struggles of this period, and how these efforts contributed to the formation of ideas about race and national identity. While some indigenous people and Afro-Latin Americans came into ... More

Keywords: military engagements, Latin America, nation states, liberal period, state formation, national borders, indigenous, military struggles, national identity, race, Afro-Latin Americans, conflicts, political agendas, wars, Latin American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034874
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034874.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicola Foote, editor
Florida Gulf Coast University / Appalachian State University

Rene D. Harder Horst, editor

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