Latin America and the West: historical origins and cultural contexts--#8: The revolutions of independence
Fuentes describes the turmoil and reforms of 18th century Spain and how they contributed to a loss of power over Spanish lands in the New World, resulting in the wars leading to the independence of Latin America from Spain.
Recorded in Ithaca, NY by Cornell University., Sponsored by: Society for the Humanities., Speaker(s): Fuentes is a noted Mexican author and critic., Lecture, March 31, 1986.46 minutes
Latin America--Civilization; Latin America--History; Latin America--Politics and government; Spain--Civilization--History--18th century; Spain--Revolution of American colonies 1700 - 1799
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