Marcela Echeverri, Assistant Professor of History, was awarded the 2017 Michael Jimenez Prize for best book on Columbian History by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for her book, Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolutions: Reform, Revolution, and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825, published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.
The LASA’s press release announced that her book was chosen for this prize “from a deep, diverse, and escellend field of submissions because Echeverri’s history of Indigenous and Afro Descended people in Bourbon and Independence era New Granada offers substantial historiographical contributions, innovative methodologies, and clear writing. It is a wonderfully researched and written, thoughtful history that sheds new light on the Independence era and how we understand the history of royalism, politics, and populations of color.”
To read the complete press release, please click here. To read more about Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolutions: Reform, Revolution, and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825, please visit the Cambride University Press catalogue site here.