Garibaldi in South America: An Exploration

Garibaldi in South America: An Exploration

ISBN: 9781787383135

Author: Richard Bourne

Format: Hardback

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For over twelve years in the first half of the nineteenth century Giuseppe Garibaldi the hero of Italian unification lived learned and fought in South America. He was tortured escaped death on countless occasions and met his Brazilian wife Anita who eloped with him in 1839. From then on she would share in Garibaldi's personal and political odyssey first in the breakaway republic of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil and then as Montevideo's admiral and general in the Uruguayan civil war. Richard Bourne breathes life and understanding into these spectacular South American adventures which also shed light on the creation of Italy. Garibaldi's Redshirts liberated Sicily and Naples wearing ponchos adopted by his Italian Legion in Montevideo. His ideas his charismatic command of volunteers and his naive dislike of politicking were all infused by his earlier experiences in South America. Bourne combines historical research with his travels in Uruguay and southern Brazil to explore contemporary awareness of and reflection on how the past can influence or be transformed by the needs of today. Now at a time of narrow identity politics Garibaldi's unifying zeal and advocacy for subjugated peoples everywhere offer an exemplary lesson in transnational political idealism.

Book Title: Garibaldi in South America: An Exploration
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Title Release: April 2020
ISBN: 9781787383135
Author: Richard Bourne
Format: Hardback
About the Author: Richard Bourne has been writing about South America since his Political Leaders of Latin America was published in 1969. He is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the author of many books, including Lula of Brazil: The Story So Far.

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