This Wednesday, Nov. 20, Cristina Soriano, PhD, holder of the Albert R. LePage Endowed Professorship and assistant professor in the Department of History, will deliver a lecture as part of our ongoing Scholarship@Villanova series. The lecture is entitled “The Revolutionary Contagion: Pamphlets, Rumors, and Conspiracies in Venezuela during the Age of Revolutions,” and explores the many fascinating connections between plebeian literary practices, webs of circulation of information, and the emergence of social networks for political mobilization in colonial Venezuela.
This week’s Dig Deeper material was prepared by Jutta Seibert, librarian and Team Leader for Academic Integration.
Dig Deeper: Revolutionary Movements in Latin America & Revolutionary Print Culture
Falvey Memorial Library has numerous resources related to Dr. Soriano’s research for those who would like to learn more about the revolutionary movements in Latin America and revolutionary print culture.
In El Libro En Circulación: En El Mundo Moderno En España Y Latinoamérica, Dr. Soriano writes about the circulation of books in colonial Venezuela.
Among the more recent books about Latin American revolutionary movements available in the library are—
- Klooster, Wim. Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative History. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
- Archer, Christon I. The Wars of Independence in Spanish America. Wilmington, Del.: SR Books, 2000.
- Lynch, John, and R. A. Humphreys. Latin American Revolutions, 1808-1826: Old and New World Origins. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.
- Langley, Lester D. The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1996.
- Chasteen, John Charles. Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Falvey also has various related primary sources in translation:
- Chambers, Sarah C., and John Charles Chasteen. Latin American Independence: An Anthology of Sources. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co., 2010.
- Bolívar, Simón, El Libertador: Writings of Simón Bolívar. Translated by Frederick Fornoff, and David Bushnell. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
For those who would like to read more about the relationships between print and politics in early modern history, we recommend—
- Reinders, Michel. Printed Pandemonium: Popular Print and Politics in the Netherlands, 1650-72. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
- Nevitt, Marcus. Women and the Pamphlet Culture of Revolutionary England, 1640-1660. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.
- Margerison, Kenneth. Pamphlets & Public Opinion: The Campaign for a Union of Orders in the Early French Revolution. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1998.
- Sawyer, Jeffrey K. Printed Poison: Pamphlet Propaganda, Faction Politics, and the Public Sphere in Early Seventeenth-century France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
- Bailyn, Bernard. Pamphlets of the American Revolution, 1750-1776. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965.
Need to brush up on your knowledge of Venezuela’s history? The Encyclopedia of Latin America History and Culture is a great starting point.
Article by Corey Waite Arnold, writer and intern on the Communication and Service Promotion team. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.
Links prepared by Jutta Seibert, team leader for Academic Integration and subject librarian for History.
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