Latin American Independence (1810-1824)

Latin American Independence (1810-1824)

by J Gerlach

This is #9 in J. Gerlach's incredible Simple History series.  As J. points out in the introduction, "the fight for Latin American independence was not a quick or united revolt.  It was many revolutions, spread out and uncoordinated, succeeding in different ways, at different times, for different reasons."  J. does a great job at covering all these revolutions in a succinct way without glossing over the histories of colonization and oppression.