María Antonia Bolívar and the War for Independence in Venezuela
Latin American Studies Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
This article explores the relationship of María Antonia Bolívar, supporter of the royalist cause during the wars for independence, with her brother, Simón Bolívar, the Liberator of northern South America, during the conflict and in the aftermath. It explores the role of a woman of the elite who accepted and executed responsibility for the protection of the Bolívar family properties and wealth.
María Antonia Bolívar, Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, Wars for Independence