Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America Vol. I

By: William Bennet Stevenson
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America Vol. I" by William Bennet Stevenson is a captivating memoir that delves into the rich tapestry of South American culture and history. Stevenson's narrative serves as both a travelogue and an exploration of the exotic landscapes and indigenous peoples of the region. Through vivid descriptions and meticulous historical accounts, Stevenson provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of South America's geography, colonialism, and cultural diversity. His narrative intertwines personal anecdotes with insightful observations, offering a nuanced portrayal of his twenty-year residence in the continent. From the bustling streets of colonial cities to the untamed wilderness of the Amazon rainforest, Stevenson takes readers on an unforgettable adventure through South America. Along the way, he encounters a myriad of cultures and experiences, immersing himself in the vibrant tapestry of indigenous traditions and customs. With its blend of historical insight and descriptive prose, "Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America Vol. I" is a testament to Stevenson's passion for exploration and his deep appreciation for the beauty and complexity of South American life.

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William Bennet Stevenson

William Bennet Stevenson was a British explorer. He spent many years in South America during the Spanish-American War of Independence, and he authored a book about his experiences and observations. Stevenson is supposed to have been born about 1787, but nothing is known about his early years. In 1803 he landed on the coast of Chile's Araucanía province, which was only inhabited by indigenous people, with the goal of traveling throughout the country. On his way to Arauco, he was taken as a prisoner under the excuse that war had broken out between Spain and England. He was sent to Concepción, Callao, and Lima, where he was imprisoned for eight months. His liberty was gradually increased, and he was allowed to live in town and travel to other provinces. Stevenson became private secretary to Manuel Ruiz Urriés de Castilla, Quito's president and captain-general, in 1808, and joined the insurgents when the Ecuadorian War of Independence began. In December 1810, he was named governor of Esmeraldas with the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1818, Lord Cochrane arrived in South America and became a Chilean citizen, commanding the Chilean navy during the Chilean War of Independence. Stevenson became his secretary and participated in several of his naval operations. After spending twenty years in South America, Stevenson returned to England about 1824.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 212 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 936220780X
  • ISBN-13: 9789362207807
  • Item Weight: 318g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 11.9mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Literary Collections / Native American