This biography of Mariano Moreno is the latest installment in a series of profiles from Edhasa of figures of Argentinean history—many connected to independence-era struggles or posterior civil wars—whose publication has coincided with bicentennial celebrations for the figures. Part of the larger biographical turn, which has seen a return to this format as a historiographical vehicle and a way of engaging a larger public with the profession's debates, the profiles have also benefited from the renewal of scholarship on independence and republicanism in the Atlantic world over the past few decades.

Noemí Goldman is ideally positioned to write a biography of Moreno given her place in this historiography. She has written on political concepts, caudillos, federalism, and other aspects of the study of political thought associated with independence and republicanism in the Río de la Plata. She is perhaps the foremost scholar...

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