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A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now the Haitian Revolution. Next; Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia.


5.17- The Big Rock On The Side Of The Road  

In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history. 

5.16- Over The Mountains  

In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all. 

5.15- The Centaur of the Plains  

In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same. 

5.14- El Jefe Supremo  

With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.


5.13- The Letter From Jamaica  

Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins. 


5.12- The Desired One  

The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence. 

5.11- The Legions of Hell  

In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty. 

5.10- War To The Death  

Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813. 

5.09- God's Divine Wrath  

Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic. 

5.08- The Patriotic Society For The Development of Agriculture and Livestock  

in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home. 

5.07- The First Cry For Liberty  

Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain. 

5.06- The Abdications of Bayonne  

In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.

5.05- The Leander Expedition  

1n 1806, two invasions of South America tested the waters of independence. Also, Bolívar swears to liberate his country or die trying. 

5.04- The Prince of Caracas  

Enter Bolívar. 

5.01- The Conquest  

After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set. 

5.03- The Precursors  

After the Seven Years War the Spanish American Empire was hit with an array of revolts. Also six degrees of Francisco de Miranda. 


5.02- New Granada  

After the Bourbons came to power they reformed the Spanish Empire and along the way created the Viceroyalty of New Granada. 

4.19- The History of Haiti  

1806-Present. Enjoy.

4.18- Death to the French  

After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French. 

4.17a- The Haitian Declaration of Independence  

Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.

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