Colonial Latin America

Colonial Latin America

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This basic undergraduate text provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World. The narrative begins with the pre-conquest background, taking a close look at the cultures of the Maya, the Aztecs, the Inca and other groups. It then relates the history of the colonial era, covering such topics as the conquest, slavery and the slave trade, the economics of mining and the sugar trade and family and daily life in the colonies, spanning the time period up through the wars of independence in the early 19th-century. The book aims to deepen understanding of the cultures, the people and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America. For this 4th edition, the authors have updated and revised information throughout the book, paying particular attention to aspects of social and cultural history. Many new pieces of art have also been added to the text. This text is intended for use in undergraduate colonial Latin America courses and as a supplement in Latin American history survey more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 158 x 233.7 x 18.3mm | 548.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 35 halftones, 5 maps, glossary, index
  • 0195137027
  • 9780195137026

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Iberia and America Before the Conquest; Amerindian Civilization Civilizations on the Eve of European Conquest; The Iberian World in the Late Fifteenth Century; Exploration and the Caribbean Experiment; 2. The Age of Conquest; The Conquest of Mexico; The Conquest of Peru; The Ebbtide of Conquest; Conundrums and Columbian Exchange; 3. Ruling New World Empires; Imperial Organization and Admininistration; The Colonial Church; 4. Population and Labor; Changes in the Colonial Population; Indian Labor; Slavery and the Slave Trade; 5. Production, Exchange, and Defense; The Mining and Sugar Industries; International Trade and Taxation; Defense; The Colonial Economy; 6. Living in an Empire; Securing an Income; Urban and Rural Environments; Colonial Society; Race, Culture, and Class; The Family; Daily Life in the Colonies; The Cultural Milieu; 7. Imperial Expansion; The Spanish Colonies, 1680s to 1762; Brazil in the Age of Expanision; New Spain, Peru, and the Reforms of Charles III; 8. Crisis and Collapse; An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugal; Independence in South America; Independence in Mexico and Central America; Epilogue - A Note on Periodical Literature; Glossary; Illustration Sources and Credits; Monarchs of Spain and Portugal; INDEXshow more

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