Introduction: Histories of Solitude

Lina Britto, A. Ricardo López-Pedreros

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This introduction discusses the conceptual and historiographical framework needed to locate the histories of Colombia as an illustration of the histories of democracy across the world. It questions the tropes of failure, lack, and deficiency and instead invites scholars and students to engage with interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches to narrate the histories of Colombia as struggles of power and domination over the meanings and practices of democracy, from the early nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth century. The introduction also argues that an intergenerational dialogue is necessary to draw connections between the histories of Colombia and Latin America and explains the ways in which this volume marks out an exciting research agenda for the historians of the region’s modern past.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHistories of Solitude Colombia, 1820s-1970s
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781003860969
ISBN (Print)9780367499341
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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