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TitleThe Political Thought of Bolivar [electronic resource] : Selected Writings / edited by Gerald E. Fitzgerald
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1971
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Descript X, 143 p. online resource


Life of Bolivar Sim6n Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 24, 1783, and died in Santa Marta, Colombia, on December 17, 1830. His life was relatively brief, but it was crowded with many activities, many hardships, many reยญ verses, and many accomplishments. He is now revered as the Liberator of five Latin American countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. A descendant of a distinguished Creole family that originated in Biscay, Spain, the young Bolivar was orphaned at an early age and was cared for by his uncle, Carlos Palacios. As was customary, tutors were employed to eduยญ cate the young boy. One of these was Andres Bello, later to become a distinยญ guished scholar. Another was Sim6n Rodriguez, who was particularly influยญ enced by Rousseau and other eighteenth century philosophers. Later the young BoHvar was sent to Spain to continue his education. There he met Maria Teresa Rodriguez del Toro, whom he married in 1802. Bolivar and his bride returned to Caracas, where she died of yellow fever in 1803. Boliยญ var never remarried. Returning to Europe, Bolivar went to Spain and then to France. There he found that Napoleon, the former republican, had proclaimed himself Emยญ peror of the French. After a trip to Italy, Bolivar returned to Caracas in 1807 by way of several cities in the United States


Life of Bolรญvar -- Sources of Bolรญvarโ{128}{153}s Political Thought -- The Political Thought of Bolรญvar -- 1. The Cartagena Manifesto -- 2. Ideas on the Union of All America -- 3. The Jamaica Letter -- 4. The Angostura Discourse -- 5. A Letter to Guillermo White -- 6. Letter to General Nariรฑo -- 7. The Congress of Panama -- Circular Letter of Invitation to the Congress of Panama -- Views on the Congress of Panama -- Letter to Josรฉ Rafael Revenga -- 8. Essay on Public Education -- 9. Letters to Sucre on Federation of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia -- Letter to Sucre of May 12, 1826 -- Letter to Sucre of August 18, 1826 -- 10. Message to the Congress of Bolivia -- 11. Message to the Grand Convention of Ocaรฑa -- 12. Letter to General Daniel Oโ{128}{153}Leary -- 13. A Panoramic View of Spanish America -- 14. Message to the Constituent Congress of the Republic of Colombia -- 15. Proclamation to the People of Colombia -- 16. Testament of Simรณn Bolรญvar

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