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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Cauchero of the Amazonian Rubber Groves

Leopoldo M. Bernucci

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This essay explores the iconic figure of the "rubber baron," during the rubber boom era (1890-1920) in the Amazon. Portrayed by travelers and fiction writer as Janus-faced, the rubber baron can be ... More


Hildebrando Fuentes’s Peruvian Amazon: National Integration and Capital in the Jungle

Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In this essay Cardemil-Krauze reconstructs the life and writings of Peruvian politician Hildebrando Fuentes during and after his tenure as mayor (Prefecto) of Iquitos, the most important Amazonian ... More


‘Splendid testemunhos’: Documenting Atrocities, Bodies, and Desire in Roger Casement’s Black Diaries

Javier Uriarte

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This essay performs an analysis of the highly controversial and rarely studied personal diaries of this Irish diplomat and traveler. Within the Black Diaries it is possible to find the description of ... More


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