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We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean Politics in the Age of Insurgency
by Sinclair Thomson
University of Wisconsin Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-299-17794-2 | Cloth: 978-0-299-17790-4
Library of Congress Classification F2230.2.K4T54 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 980.013

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In the same era as the American, French, and Haitian revolutions, a powerful anticolonial movement swept across the highland Andes in 1780–1781. Initially unified around Túpac Amaru, a descendant of Inka royalty from Cuzco, it reached its most radical and violent phase in the region of La Paz (present-day Bolivia) where Aymara-speaking Indians waged war against Europeans under the peasant commander Túpaj Katari. The great Andean insurrection has received scant attention by historians of the "Age of Revolution," but in this book Sinclair Thomson reveals the connections between ongoing local struggles over Indian community government and a larger anticolonial movement.

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