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Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World and their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Now thoroughly updated in this seventh edition, Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America. Distinctive Features * Provides a comprehensive and well-balanced account, covering all aspects of life--political, social, religious, economic, military, and cultural * Offers an inclusive discussion of all groups and strata of society--including slaves and women--and a nuanced discussion of race, class, and gender * Superbly written, making it readable for any audience * Presents solid scholarship--this is the most current and authoritative book on the market New to this Edition * Reorganized coverage of the imperial crisis and Independence Era is spread out over three chapters and incorporates all of the major new scholarship in these areas * New discussion of the Haitian revolution and its regional significance * Expanded discussion of the African influence on early colonial development
MB: Professor of History and Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Missouri, St. Louis (Ph. D. Duke University). Books include: From Impotence to Authority (University of Missouri Press, 1977; Politics of a Colonial Career: Jos+¬ Baqu+ˇjano and the Audiencia of Lima (University of New Mexico Press, 1981).LJ: Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Ph. D. University of Connecticut).
Table of Contents
1. AMERICA, IBERIA, AND AFRICA BEFORE THE CONQUEST
Amerindian Civilization on the Eve of European Conquest
The Iberian World in the Late Fifteenth Century
Atlantic Africa in the Fifteenth Century
First Encounters in the New World
2. THE AGE OF CONQUEST
The Conquest of Mexico
The Conquest of Peru
The Ebbtide of Conquest
Black Participation in the Age of Conquest
Conundrums and the Columbian Exchange
4. RULING NEW WORLD EMPIRES
Imperial Organization and Administration
The Colonial Church
4. POPULATION AND LABOR
Changes in the Colonial Population
Slavery and the Slave Trade
5. PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE, AND DEFENSE
The Mining and Sugar Industries
International Trade and Taxation
The Colonial Economy
6. THE SOCIAL ECONOMY: SOCIETIES OF CASTE AND CLASS
Evolution of Colonial Societies
Urban and Rural Middle Groups
The Broad Base of Colonial Society
7. THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY
Family: The Foundation of Colonial Society
Women in Colonial Societies and Economies
The Culture of Honor
8. LIVING IN AN EMPIRE
Daily Life in the Colonies
The Cultural Milieu
9. IMPERIAL EXPANSION
The Spanish Colonies, 1680s to 1762
Brazil in the Age of Expansion
New Spain, Peru, and the Reforms of Charles III
The Emergence of the Periphery in Spanish America
10. CRISIS AND POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS
An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugal
Governments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-1812
11. FROM EMPIRE TO INDEPENDENCE
Independence in Spanish America
Portugal and Brazil in the Age of Revolution
Cuba: "The Ever Faithful Isle"
Spain After the Loss of Mainland America