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[[ Download E-pub ]] õ Tides of Revolution: Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela ⚢ Winner of theBolton Johnson Prize from the Conference on Latin American HistoryThis is a book about the links between politics and literacy, and about how radical ideas spread in a world without printing presses In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Spanish colonial governments tried to keep revolution out of their provinces But, as Cristina Soriano shows, hand copied samizdat materials from the Caribbean flooded the cities and ports of Venezuela, hundreds of foreigners shared news of the French and Haitian revolutions with locals, and Venezuelans of diverse social backgrounds met to read hard to come by texts and to discuss the ideas they expounded These networks efficiently spread antimonarchical propaganda and abolitionist and egalitarian ideas, allowing Venezuelans to participate in an incipient yet vibrant public sphere and to contemplate new political scenarios This book offers an in depth analysis of one of the crucial processes that allowed Venezuela to become one of the first regions in Spanish America to declare independence from Iberia and turn into an influential force for South American independence