The Emancipation of South America


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THREE great names stand forth conspicuous in the annals of America, those of Washington, Bolívar, San Martin. Of Washington, the great leader of the Democracy of the North; of Bolívar and of San Martin, who were the emancipators of the southern half of the continent. The story of the life-work of the latter of these two is the Argument of this book.

The scene of action passes on a vast theatre, a territory extending for more than fifty degrees of latitude, from Cape Horn to the Tropic of Cancer, and occupies twenty years of strife. The starting-point of this history is the Argentine revolution; it follows the course of this revolution as it spreads over the continent, and its object is to explain the laws which governed the establishment of a family of new Republics, and the fundamental principles from which they sprang. (from the Historical Introduction).

The author of the book went on to become the President of Argentina, serving from 1862 to 1868. Summary by Piotr Nater (16 hr 45 min)

Chapters

TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE and PROLOGUE 5:39 Read by Piotr Nater
HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION part 1 33:41 Read by Piotr Nater
HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION part 2 29:46 Read by Piotr Nater
SAN MARTIN IN EUROPE AND IN AMERICA 1778-1812 21:17 Read by Piotr Nater
THE LAUTARO LODGE 1812-1813 20:30 Read by Piotr Nater
SAN LORENZO 1813-1814 21:40 Read by Piotr Nater
UPPER PERU 1814 18:11 Read by Piotr Nater
THE WAR IN THE NORTH 1814 17:42 Read by Piotr Nater
THE CHILENO-ARGENTINE REVOLUTION 1810—1811 23:28 Read by Piotr Nater
PROGRESS AND FALL OF THE CHILIAN REVOLUTION 1811—1814 36:22 Read by Piotr Nater
CUYO 1814—1815 18:21 Read by Piotr Nater
THE SPY SYSTEM OF THE PATRIOTS 1815—1816 13:27 Read by Piotr Nater
THE IDEA OF THE PASSAGE OF THE ANDES 1815—1816 3:43 Read by Piotr Nater
THE ARMY OF THE ANDES 1816—1817 11:09 Read by Piotr Nater
THE PASSAGE OF THE ANDES 1817 25:37 Read by Piotr Nater
CHACABUCO 1817 12:55 Read by Piotr Nater
THE FIRST CAMPAIGN IN THE SOUTH OF CHILE 1817 12:17 Read by Piotr Nater
ARGENTINE-CHILENO ALLIANCE 1817 16:23 Read by Piotr Nater
CANCHA-RAYADA 1817—1818 19:12 Read by Piotr Nater
MAIPÓ 1818 15:17 Read by Piotr Nater
AFTER MAIPÓ 1818 11:02 Read by Piotr Nater
THE FIRST NAVAL CAMPAIGN ON THE PACIFIC. 1818. 15:46 Read by Piotr Nater
THE REPASSAGE OF THE ANDES. 1818—1819. 11:58 Read by Piotr Nater
COCHRANE—CALLAO—VALDIVIA. 1819—1820. 20:27 Read by Piotr Nater
THE DISOBEDIENCE OF SAN MARTIN. 1819—1820. 12:24 Read by Piotr Nater
THE CONVENTION OF RANCAGUA. 1820. 9:36 Read by Piotr Nater
PERU. 1820. 14:40 Read by Piotr Nater
THE EXPEDITION TO PERU. 1820 10:30 Read by Piotr Nater
THE OPENING OF THE CAMPAIGN. 1820—1821. 19:43 Read by Piotr Nater
THE FIRST CAMPAIGN IN THE HIGHLANDS. 1820—1821. 10:23 Read by Piotr Nater
THE ARMISTICE OF PUNCHAUCA. 1821. 28:15 Read by Piotr Nater
THE SECOND CAMPAIGN IN THE HIGHLANDS. 1821. 7:32 Read by Piotr Nater
THE EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH. 1821. 10:02 Read by Piotr Nater
PERU INDEPENDENT. 1821. 14:24 Read by Piotr Nater
THE PROTECTORATE OF PERU. 1821—1822. 20:54 Read by Piotr Nater
SAN MARTIN AND COCHRANE. 1821—1822. 10:00 Read by Piotr Nater
THE DISASTER AT ICA. 1821—1822. 7:28 Read by Piotr Nater
THE REVOLUTIONS IN QUITO AND VENEZUELA. 1809—1812. 29:47 Read by Piotr Nater
THE REVOLUTIONS IN NEW GRANADA AND QUITO. 1809-1813 24:02 Read by Piotr Nater
THE RECONQUEST OF VENEZUELA. 1813. part 1 21:48 Read by Piotr Nater
THE RECONQUEST OF VENEZUELA. 1813. part 2 19:07 Read by Piotr Nater
THE SECOND FALL OF VENEZUELA. 1814. 21:23 Read by Piotr Nater
THE DISSOLUTION OF NEW GRANADA. 1815—1817. 26:00 Read by Piotr Nater
THE THIRD WAR IN VENEZUELA. 1815—1817. 33:18 Read by Piotr Nater
THE REORGANIZATION OF VENEZUELA. 1817—1819. 32:06 Read by Piotr Nater
BOYACA—COLUMBIA—CARABOBO. 1819—1822. 29:24 Read by Piotr Nater
THE WAR IN QUITO. 1821—1822. 17:18 Read by Piotr Nater
GUAYAQUIL. 1822 6:32 Read by Piotr Nater
THE INTERVIEW AT GUAYAQUIL. 1822 16:41 Read by Piotr Nater
THE ABDICATION OF SAN MARTIN. 1822. 9:25 Read by Piotr Nater
THE FIRST NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF PERU. 1822—1823. 25:13 Read by Piotr Nater
JUNIN—AYACUCHO. 1823—1824. 31:05 Read by Piotr Nater
APOGEE, DECLINE, AND FALL OF BOLIVAR. 1824—1830. 24:40 Read by Piotr Nater
EPILOGUE. 14:58 Read by Piotr Nater
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES 11:06 Read by Piotr Nater