“Violence and Ideology in Native American Uprisings: The Tupac Amaru Rebellion, 1780-1783”—Charles Walker

January 19, 2012
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Knight Library Browsing Rm
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

This lecture by Professor Charles Walker of the University of California, Davis, is the winter term continuation of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Event Series.

Professor Walker is the author or editor of several books, including Shaky Colonialism: The Earthquake – Tsunami of 1746 in Lima, Peru and its Long Aftermath (Duke University Press, 2008) and Diálogos con el Perú: Ensayos de Historia (Fondo Editorial San Marcos, 2009). He is currently working on a book about the Tupac Amaru rebellion in colonial Peru.

The Tupac Amaru Rebellion (1780-1783) spread throughout the Andes rapidly and threatened Spanish control in the Americas. In the end, approximately 100,000 people died, affecting Peru well beyond independence in the 1820s. This talk examines the reasons for the rapid rise and fall of this indigenous uprising, questioning how the two sides viewed one another.



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