Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

History Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 17 of 17

Full-Text Articles in History

Declarar La Independencia: Proclamaciones, Actos, Decretos Y Tratados En El Mundo Iberoamericano (1804-1830), Jordana Dym Dec 2012

Declarar La Independencia: Proclamaciones, Actos, Decretos Y Tratados En El Mundo Iberoamericano (1804-1830), Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

This essay considers the evolution of Latin American processes of claiming and proclaiming independence, from Haiti's initial document issued in 1804 to formal legislative acts by the 1830.


Las Declaraciones De Independencia: Los Textos Fundamentales De Las Independencias Americanas, Jordana Dym, Erika Pani, Alfredo Ávila Dec 2012

Las Declaraciones De Independencia: Los Textos Fundamentales De Las Independencias Americanas, Jordana Dym, Erika Pani, Alfredo Ávila

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


There's A Map For That, Jordana Dym, Carla Lois, Matthew Edney, Jack Crowley, Susan Danforth, Heidi Scott May 2012

There's A Map For That, Jordana Dym, Carla Lois, Matthew Edney, Jack Crowley, Susan Danforth, Heidi Scott

Jordana Dym

A conversation about map history, Atlantic History & resources at the John Carter Brown Library


Cartographic Conversation, Jordana Dym May 2012

Cartographic Conversation, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

In 2012, the John Carter Brown Library celebrated the 50th anniversary of its fellowship program. In addition to organizing a panel for the June 2012 conference celebrating the anniversary, I curated a website of essays by former fellows working with historical cartography as a "Cartographic Conversation" engaging their research questions. My own essay addresses "Coastal Visions."


Taking A Walk On The Wild Side: Experiencing The Spaces Of Colonial Latin America, Jordana Dym Mar 2012

Taking A Walk On The Wild Side: Experiencing The Spaces Of Colonial Latin America, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

The introductory essay to a special issue, which I edited, on spatial practices in colonial Latin America.


Twelve For The Price Of One: The Constitution Of Cádiz & Guatemala, Jordana Dym Feb 2012

Twelve For The Price Of One: The Constitution Of Cádiz & Guatemala, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

On March 19, 1812, the Spanish Cortes promulgated the Political Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy, often called the Constitution of Cádiz. Two hundred years later, this document—which placed sovereignty “essentially” in the nation (not the king), granted citizenship to all Spaniards of European and American (but not African) origin, and established elected representation for Spain’s mainland and overseas territories at national, provincial and local levels—has received the royal treatment. Spain’s king marked the anniversary at a commemorative ceremony in Cádiz, and scholars interested in the independence of Spanish America are asking what impact it had in ...


Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader, Jordana Dym, Karl Offen Dec 2010

Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader, Jordana Dym, Karl Offen

Jordana Dym

360 pages | 118 color plates, 12 halftones, 1 line drawing | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 2011

For many, a map is nothing more than a tool used to determine the location or distribution of something—a country, a city, or a natural resource. But maps reveal much more: to really read a map means to examine what it shows and what it doesn’t, and to ask who made it, why, and for whom. The contributors to this new volume ask these sorts of questions about maps of Latin America, and in doing so illuminate the ways cartography has helped to ...


De Reino De Guatemala A República De Centro América: Un Periplo Cartográfico, Jordana Dym Dec 2010

De Reino De Guatemala A República De Centro América: Un Periplo Cartográfico, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


Mapeando Patrias Chicas Y Patrias Grandes: Cartografía E Historia Iberoamericana, Siglos Xviii-Xx, Jordana Dym Dec 2009

Mapeando Patrias Chicas Y Patrias Grandes: Cartografía E Historia Iberoamericana, Siglos Xviii-Xx, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

This monographic section of five essays demonstrates how using the methods and analysis of history of cartography contributes to understanding the political history of national Latin America. My introductory essay (Presentación) offers an overview of the status of the field and the contributions of the authors.


El Poder En La Nueva Guatemala: La Disputa Sobre Los Alcaldes De Barrio, 1761-1821, Jordana Dym Dec 2009

El Poder En La Nueva Guatemala: La Disputa Sobre Los Alcaldes De Barrio, 1761-1821, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

"La introducción de alcaldes de barrio en Nueva Guatemala, capital del reino de Guatemala, a finales del siglo XVIII, inició veinte años de pleitos entre el capitán general, la Audiencia, el Cabildo y varios inmigrantes españoles sobre la posición de esta nueva institución de seguridad pública dentro del sistema de organismos de gobierno reales y locales. ¿Dependerían los alcaldes de barrio del Cabildo, autoridad tradicional de policía, o de la Audiencia? ¿Quiénes serían aptos para el servicio, españoles "honrados", "distinguidos", o simplemente "vecinos" del barrio? ¿Qué sería igual a o menor al honor de servir en este nuevo cargo honorífico ...


Citizen Of Which Republic? Foreigners And The Construction Of National Citizenship In Central America, 1823-1845, Jordana Dym Mar 2008

Citizen Of Which Republic? Foreigners And The Construction Of National Citizenship In Central America, 1823-1845, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

The law of the South American states with reference to nationality of origin remains to be noticed. Sir Alexander Cockburn, Nationality: or, The law relating to subjects and aliens, considered with a view to future legislation (London, W. Ridgway, 1869), 17. In December 1841, voters in Sonsonate (El Salvador) elected Frenchman and long-time resident, Luis Bertrand Save, as their alcalde, or municipal judge, for 1842. The governor insisted that Save accept the office. However, Save convinced El Salvador's president that he should not serve since he was not a citizen of the country, citing French and Salvadoran laws to ...


Politics, Economy And Society In Bourbon Central America, Jordana Dym, Christophe Belaubre Dec 2006

Politics, Economy And Society In Bourbon Central America, Jordana Dym, Christophe Belaubre

Jordana Dym

Cloth. 320 pages. Illustrations: 4 b/w photos, 1 drawing, 7 maps, 2 tables

Politics, Economy, and Society in Bourbon Central America, 1759-1821 examines how the Spanish policies known broadly as the Bourbon Reforms affected Central American social, economic, and political institutions. Although historians have devoted significant attention to the purpose and impact of these reforms in Spain and some of Spain's other New World colonies, this book is the first to explore their impact on Central America.

These reforms profoundly changed aspects of Central America's politics and society; however, these essays reveal that changes in the region ...


Soberanía Transitiva Y Adhesión Condicional: Lealtad E Insurrección En El Reino De Guatemala, 1808-1811, Jordana Dym Dec 2006

Soberanía Transitiva Y Adhesión Condicional: Lealtad E Insurrección En El Reino De Guatemala, 1808-1811, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


Bibliografía De Relatos De Viaje Y Descripciones Sobre Centroamérica, Jordana Dym, Aldo Lauria Santiago Dec 2006

Bibliografía De Relatos De Viaje Y Descripciones Sobre Centroamérica, Jordana Dym, Aldo Lauria Santiago

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


“Our Pueblos, Fractions With No Central Unity”: Municipal Sovereignty In Central America, 1808-1821, Jordana Dym Dec 2005

“Our Pueblos, Fractions With No Central Unity”: Municipal Sovereignty In Central America, 1808-1821, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


From Sovereign Villages To National States: City, State And Federation In Central America, 1759-1839, Jordana Dym Dec 2005

From Sovereign Villages To National States: City, State And Federation In Central America, 1759-1839, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

The role of the city--as an institution, as a political ideal, as a training ground for politicians--has been neglected in historical studies of Spanish American independence. Connecting the political changes of the Bourbon Reforms (1759-1788) and constitutional monarchy (1808-1821) to those of the independence era (1821-1839), Jordana Dym's analysis of Central America's early nineteenth-century politics shows nation-state formation to be a city-driven process that transformed colonial provinces (weak administrative districts with ambiguous political identities and divided interiors) into enduring states with basic governments and articulated national identities. Dym argues that in Central America, an important aspect of the ...


The Familiar And The Strange: Western Travelers' Maps Of Europe And Asia, Ca. 1600-1800, Jordana Dym Dec 2003

The Familiar And The Strange: Western Travelers' Maps Of Europe And Asia, Ca. 1600-1800, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

Early Modern European travelers sought to gather and disseminate knowledge through narratives written for avid publishers and public. Yet not all travelers used the same tools to inform their readers. Despite a shared interest in conveying new knowledge based on eyewitness authority, Grand Tour accounts differed in an important respect from travelogues about Asia: they were less likely to include maps until the late eighteenth century. This paper examines why, using travel accounts published between 1600 and 1800 about Italy and (...) France (Europe) and India and Japan (Asia). It argues that maps of different types--coastlines, city plans, country topographies--appeared more ...