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The Tupac Amaru Rebellion (1780-1783): Rethinking Late Colonial Peru

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

This talk examines the nature and outcome of the massive Tupac Amaru Rebellion, the largest uprising in colonial Spanish American history. It presents some of the findings to be published in Walker's forthcoming monograph (Harvard University Press, 2014) and probes whether the rebellion deserves to be considered alongside the major North Atlantic revolutions of the eighteenth century.

Charles Walker is professor of history and director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California, Davis and the author, most recently, of Shaky Colonialism: The Earthquake-Tsunami of 1746 in Lima, Peru and its Long Aftermath (2008) and Lisbon and Lima: A Tale of Two Cities and Two Catastrophes (2011).

2013-09-18 18:00