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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.


[Review Of The Book Icons Of Democracy: American Leaders As Heroes, Aristocrats, Dissenters And Democrats], Nick Salvatore Jul 2012

[Review Of The Book Icons Of Democracy: American Leaders As Heroes, Aristocrats, Dissenters And Democrats], Nick Salvatore

Nick Salvatore

[Excerpt] Icons of Democracy is a welcome change from the rather arid, often quantified analyses of political leadership so prevalent in academic writing. Well read in both primary and secondary sources, Miroff has deeply grounded his ideas in the rich historical context. In addition, he carefully chose his subjects and drew from their experiences central themes which, in divergent fashion, they also held in common. The resulting collective biography engages and challenges the reader. While partial to leaders in the dissenting tradition (they are "our true subversives and at times our truest democrats"), Miroff consistently points to the complexity of ...


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 ...


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.


“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 ...