Native Insurgencies and the Genocidal Impulse in the Americas
By (author) Nicholas A. Robins
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Native Insurgencies and the Genocidal Impulse in the Americas by Nicholas A. Robins
Book DescriptionThis book investigates three Indian revolts in the Americas: the 1680 uprising of the Pueblo Indians against the Spanish; the Great Rebellion in Bolivia, 1780-82; and the Caste War of Yucatan that began in 1849 and was not finally crushed until 1903. Nicholas A. Robins examines their causes, course, nature, leadership, and goals. He finds common features: they were revitalization movements that were both millenarian and exterminatory in their means and objectives; they sought to restore native rule and traditions to their societies; and they were movements born of despair and oppression that were sustained by the belief that they would witness the dawning of a new age. His work underscores the link that may be found, but is not inherent, between genocide, millennialism, and revitalization movements in Latin America during the colonial and early national periods.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253346162
(5983mm x 3971mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nicholas A. Robins
Mercury, Mining, and Empire, Hardback (July 2011)
Discusses the effects of mercury pollution on the indigenous peoples of Peru and Bolivia
Genocides by the Oppressed, Paperback (May 2009)
Opening the subject of subaltern genocide for exploration by scholars of genocide, ethnic conflict, and human rights, this title explores genocide's sociological, anthropological, psychological, symbolic, and normative dimensions.
Priest-Indian Conflict in Upper Peru, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Nicholas A. Robins
The Great Rebellion claimed tens of thousands of lives and traumatized imperial psyches for decades. This work delves into the fractious relations between Indian communities and their clergy and the role that such tensions played as a major causal factor in the rebellion.
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Author Biography - Nicholas A. Robins
Nicholas A. Robins is a lecturer in the Department of History at North Carolina State University. He is author of Genocide and Millennialism in Upper Peru and The Culture of Conflict in Modern Cuba and editor (with Adam Jones) of Genocides by the Oppressed: Subaltern Genocide in Theory and Practice (IU Press, 2009).
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