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The Irish in Latin America and Iberia
A Bibliography

By Edmundo Murray

Colombia, Venezuela

Bancomo Borrios, Héctor, Campaña de Carabobo, 1821 (Caracas: Ministerio de Defensa, 1971).
Barnwell, David, William Duane and his 'Visit to Colombia' of 1823 in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:2 (March 2006). [document]
Brown, Matthew, Adventuring through Spanish Colonies: Simón Bolívar, Foreign Mercenaries and the Birth of New Nations (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2006). Review by Karen Racine in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 5:3 (November 2007), pp. 249-250. [document]

Brown, Matthew, Adventurers, foreign women and masculinity in the Colombian Wars of Independence in: "Feminist Review" 79:1 (March 2005), pp. 36-51. Abstract: This paper examines changing conceptions of honour and masculinity during the Colombian Wars of Independence in the early 19th century. It explores the position of the foreign women who accompanied British and Irish expeditions to join the war against Spanish rule, and shows how colonial, imperial and republican conceptions of masculinity were affected by the role that women played in these volunteer expeditions and in the wars in general. The paper considers women's experiences during war and peace, and examines their experiences in the light of changing conceptions of masculinity at home, in the British empire and in Hispanic America in the early nineteenth century. The social mobility of the Wars of Independence shifted the ground on which these concepts rested for all groups involved. The participation of foreign women alongside male adventurers was a further ingredient in this disorientating period. [website]

Brown, Matthew, Using Political Ephemera for the History of Hispanic America in 'Political Archives' (London: University of London, ICS and ISA, 2005). Political Ephemera from the Commonwealth and Latin America. <www2.sas.ac.uk/polarch/papers/MB.pdf> Accessed 2 January 2006. [website]
Brown, Matthew and Martín Alonso Roa, Militares extranjeros en la independencia de Colombia: nuevas perspectivas (Bogotá: Publicaciones del Museo Nacional, 2004).
Brown, Matthew, Crusaders for Liberty or Vile Mercenaries? The Irish Legion in Colombia in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:2 (March 2006). [document]
Duane, Willaim, A Visit to Colombia in the Years 1822 and 1823 (Philadelphia: T.H. Palmer, 1826).
Echavarría, Enrique, Extranjeros en Antioquía in 'Progreso' (Medellín) 38-39, Agosto-Septiembre 1942.
Echeverri M., Aquiles, Sangre Irlandesa en Antioquía: biografía del Doctor Hugo Blair Brown, Miembro de la 'Legión Británica' y Médico-Coronel de los Ejércitos Patriotas (Medellín: Academia Antioqueña de Historia, 1972).
García Estrada, Rodrigo de J., Extranjeros en Medellín in 'Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico' de la Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Banco de la República, 34:44 (1997). Website (http://www.banrep.gov.co/blaavirtual/boleti1/bol44/), accessed 12 October 2005.
Ferguson, William Owens, Journal From Lima to Caracas, Commencing Sept. 4, 1826 in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:2 (March 2006). [document]
Flick, Lawrence F. Mathias James O'Conway, Philologist, Lexicographer and Interpreter of Languages, 1766-1842 in 'Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia' 10:3 (September 1899), pp. 257-299; 10:4 (December 1899), pp.385-422; 11:1 (March 1900), pp. 9-32; Vol. 11:2 (June 1900), pp.156-177.
Hall, Francis, Colombia: its Present State, in Respect of Climate, Soil, Productions, Population, Government, Commerce, Revenue, Manufuctures, Arts, Literature, Manners, Education, and Inducements to Emigration (London: Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1827). 
Hall, Francis, Letters written from Colombia, being a journey from Caracas to Bogota, and thence to Santa Martha in 1823 (London: G. Cowie & Co., 1824).
Henao, Januario, El Dr. Hugo Blair in 'Repertorio Histórico' (Medellín) 4 (July 1905).
Harker Puyana, Edmundo, Bucaramanga y los Puyana (Bucaramanga: Cámara de Comercio, 1984).
Hasbrouck, Alfred J., Foreign Legionaries in the Liberation of Spanish South America (New York: Columbia University Press, 1928). Reprint New York: Octagon, 1969.
Hooker, Terry and Ron Poulter, The Armies of Bolivar and San Martin (London: Osprey, 1991).
Lambert, Eric, General O'Leary and South America in 'The Irish Sword' 11:43 (winter 1973), pp. 57-74.
Lambert, Eric, Irish soldiers in South America, 1818-1830 in 'The Irish Sword' 16:62 (summer 1984), pp. 22-35.
Lambert, Eric, Voluntarios Británicos e Irlandeses en la Gesta Bolivariana (Caracas: Corporación Venezolana de Guayana, 1981-1993). Three volumes, translated by Teodosio Leal. The manuscript in English remains unpublished.
Lambert, Eric T.D., Carabobo, 24 June 1821: some accounts written in English (Caracas: Fundación John Boulton, 1974).
Lambert, Eric and F. Glenn Thompson, Captain Morgan O'Connell of the Hussar Guards of the Irish Legion in 'The Irish Sword' 13:53 (winter 1979), pp. 281-282.
Lambert, Eric T.D., Arthur Sandes of Kerry in 'The Irish Sword' 12 (1976), pp. 139-146.
Maddicks, Russell. 'British academic sheds light on foreign volunteers', interview with Dr. Matthew Brown in The Daily Journal (Caracas), available online (http://www.thedailyjournalonline.com/), cited 7 July 2007. [document]
McGee, Thomas D'Arcy, A History of The Irish Settlers in North America. From the Earliest Period to the Census of 1850 (Boston: Office of the "American Celt", 1851). Covers the Irish Legion in Gran Colombia's independence army.
McGinn, Brian, Venezuela's Irish Legacy in 'Irish America' (New York) November 1991, pp. 34-37. [website]
McNerney, Robert F. "Daniel Florence O'Leary, soldier, diplomat, and historian" in _The Americas_, 22 (1966), pp. 292-312.
Monaghan, James. Colombia Jail Journal (Dingle, Co. Kerry: Brandon Books, 2007).
Murray, Edmundo, The Irish in Colombia in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:2 (March 2006). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, Explosive Journey: Perceptions of Latin America in the FARC-IRA Affair (2001-2005) in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:2 (March 2006). [document]
Naranjo Martínez, Enrique, Irish Participation in Bolivar's Campaigns (Washington, 1927).
O'Connell, Maurice R. (ed.), The Correspondence of Daniel O'Connell, 1815-1823 (Dublin: Irish University Press, 1973). Vol. 2 includes correspondence with J. Devereux.
O'Leary, Peter. 'General Daniel Florence O'Leary' in Journal of Ballingeary Cumman Staire (Ballingeary, Co. Cork), 2001, online edition. [website]
O'Leary, Michael, 'A Rebel Abroad' in Holly Bough (Cork), Christmas 2006, p. 86.
O'Leary, Simon Bolivar (ed.), Memorias del General O'Leary publicados por su hijo Simon B. O'Leary, por orden del Gobierno de Venezuela (Caracas, 1879-1888). Thirty-two volumes.
Perez Vila, Manuel, Vida de Daniel Florencio O'Leary: Primer Edecán del Libertador (Caracas: Imprenta Nacional, 1957).
Rodríguez, Moises Enrique. Freedom's Mercenaries: British Volunteers in the Wars of Independence of Latin America (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 2006). Paperback. Volume I: Northern South America, 426 pages. ISBN 0-7618-3437-0. Volume II: Southern South America, 524 pages. ISBN 0-7618-3438-9. Review by Karen Racine in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.260-261. [document]
Tierney, Martin, William Aylmer, 1772-1820 in 'The Irish Sword' 6:23 (winter, 1963), pp. 103-107.
Walsh, Edward, Glimpses of the Irish in Nineteenth-Century Bogotá in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:2 (March 2006). [document]
Williams, W.J., Bolivar and his Irish Legionaires in 'Studies' (Dublin) 18 (December 1929), pp. 619-632.



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Online published: 1 April 2003
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