The Emancipation of South America

Bartolomé MITRE (1821 - 1906), translated by William PILLING (1834 - ?)

THREE great names stand forth conspicuous in the annals of America, those of Washington, Bolívar, San Martin. Of Washington, the great leader of the Democracy of the North; of Bolívar and of San Martin, who were the emancipators of the southern half of the continent. The story of the life-work of the latter of these two is the Argument of this book.

The scene of action passes on a vast theatre, a territory extending for more than fifty degrees of latitude, from Cape Horn to the Tropic of Cancer, and occupies twenty years of strife. The starting-point of this history is the Argentine revolution; it follows the course of this revolution as it spreads over the continent, and its object is to explain the laws which governed the establishment of a family of new Republics, and the fundamental principles from which they sprang. (from the Historical Introduction).

The author of the book went on to become the President of Argentina, serving from 1862 to 1868. Summary by Piotr Nater

Genre(s): War & Military, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE and PROLOGUE Piotr Nater
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Play 01 HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION part 1 Piotr Nater
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Play 02 HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION part 2 Piotr Nater
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Play 03 SAN MARTIN IN EUROPE AND IN AMERICA 1778-1812 Piotr Nater
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Play 04 THE LAUTARO LODGE 1812-1813 Piotr Nater
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Play 05 SAN LORENZO 1813-1814 Piotr Nater
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Play 06 UPPER PERU 1814 Piotr Nater
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Play 07 THE WAR IN THE NORTH 1814 Piotr Nater
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Play 08 THE CHILENO-ARGENTINE REVOLUTION 1810—1811 Piotr Nater
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Play 09 PROGRESS AND FALL OF THE CHILIAN REVOLUTION 1811—1814 Piotr Nater
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Play 10 CUYO 1814—1815 Piotr Nater
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Play 11 THE SPY SYSTEM OF THE PATRIOTS 1815—1816 Piotr Nater
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Play 12 THE IDEA OF THE PASSAGE OF THE ANDES 1815—1816 Piotr Nater
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Play 13 THE ARMY OF THE ANDES 1816—1817 Piotr Nater
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Play 14 THE PASSAGE OF THE ANDES 1817 Piotr Nater
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Play 15 CHACABUCO 1817 Piotr Nater
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Play 16 THE FIRST CAMPAIGN IN THE SOUTH OF CHILE 1817 Piotr Nater
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Play 17 ARGENTINE-CHILENO ALLIANCE 1817 Piotr Nater
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Play 18 CANCHA-RAYADA 1817—1818 Piotr Nater
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Play 19 MAIPÓ 1818 Piotr Nater
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Play 20 AFTER MAIPÓ 1818 Piotr Nater
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Play 21 THE FIRST NAVAL CAMPAIGN ON THE PACIFIC. 1818. Piotr Nater
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Play 22 THE REPASSAGE OF THE ANDES. 1818—1819. Piotr Nater
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Play 23 COCHRANE—CALLAO—VALDIVIA. 1819—1820. Piotr Nater
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Play 24 THE DISOBEDIENCE OF SAN MARTIN. 1819—1820. Piotr Nater
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Play 25 THE CONVENTION OF RANCAGUA. 1820. Piotr Nater
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Play 26 PERU. 1820. Piotr Nater
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Play 27 THE EXPEDITION TO PERU. 1820 Piotr Nater
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Play 28 THE OPENING OF THE CAMPAIGN. 1820—1821. Piotr Nater
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Play 29 THE FIRST CAMPAIGN IN THE HIGHLANDS. 1820—1821. Piotr Nater
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Play 30 THE ARMISTICE OF PUNCHAUCA. 1821. Piotr Nater
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Play 31 THE SECOND CAMPAIGN IN THE HIGHLANDS. 1821. Piotr Nater
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Play 32 THE EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH. 1821. Piotr Nater
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Play 33 PERU INDEPENDENT. 1821. Piotr Nater
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Play 34 THE PROTECTORATE OF PERU. 1821—1822. Piotr Nater
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Play 35 SAN MARTIN AND COCHRANE. 1821—1822. Piotr Nater
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Play 36 THE DISASTER AT ICA. 1821—1822. Piotr Nater
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Play 37 THE REVOLUTIONS IN QUITO AND VENEZUELA. 1809—1812. Piotr Nater
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Play 38 THE REVOLUTIONS IN NEW GRANADA AND QUITO. 1809-1813 Piotr Nater
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Play 39 THE RECONQUEST OF VENEZUELA. 1813. part 1 Piotr Nater
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Play 40 THE RECONQUEST OF VENEZUELA. 1813. part 2 Piotr Nater
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Play 41 THE SECOND FALL OF VENEZUELA. 1814. Piotr Nater
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Play 42 THE DISSOLUTION OF NEW GRANADA. 1815—1817. Piotr Nater
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Play 43 THE THIRD WAR IN VENEZUELA. 1815—1817. Piotr Nater
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Play 44 THE REORGANIZATION OF VENEZUELA. 1817—1819. Piotr Nater
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Play 45 BOYACA—COLUMBIA—CARABOBO. 1819—1822. Piotr Nater
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Play 46 THE WAR IN QUITO. 1821—1822. Piotr Nater
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Play 47 GUAYAQUIL. 1822 Piotr Nater
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Play 48 THE INTERVIEW AT GUAYAQUIL. 1822 Piotr Nater
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Play 49 THE ABDICATION OF SAN MARTIN. 1822. Piotr Nater
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Play 50 THE FIRST NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF PERU. 1822—1823. Piotr Nater
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Play 51 JUNIN—AYACUCHO. 1823—1824. Piotr Nater
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Play 52 APOGEE, DECLINE, AND FALL OF BOLIVAR. 1824—1830. Piotr Nater
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Play 53 EPILOGUE. Piotr Nater
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Play 54 BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES Piotr Nater
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