Dr. Lyman Johnson

Dr. Lyman Johnson
Professor Emeritus, Department of History and Latin American Studies Program
Garinger 101

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I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book Workshop of Revolution: Plebian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776-1810 (Duke University Press). The book is a historical account of the economic and political forces that propelled the artisans, free laborers, and slaves of Buenos Aires into the struggle for independence in May of 1810. Workshop of Revolution analyzes the demographic and social contexts of plebeian political formation and action, considering race, ethnicity, and urban population growth, as well as the realms of work and leisure.

For more information, and to order the book directly from Duke University Press.

Research Interests

Social History of Colonial Latin America, Economic History of Latin America.


B.A. Tufts University, 1967 (cum laude)
M.A. University of Rhode Island, 1968
Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 1974
Dissertation: "The Artisans of Buenos Aires during the Viceroyalty, 1776-1810"

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