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Now in its sixth edition, Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. The new edition of this highly acclaimed text has been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship, with particular emphasis on social and cultural history. It also features a new section on pre-Colonial Africa, to parallel coverage of pre-Colonial Spain and the Americas, as well as new maps and illustrations. Colonial Latin America, Sixth Edition, 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.
Lyman L. Johnson is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Table of Contents
|Iberia and America Before the Conquest|
|Amerindian Civilization Civilizations on the Eve of European Conquest|
|The Iberian World iin the Late Fifteenth Century|
|Exploration and the Caribbean Experiment|
|The Age of Conquest|
|The Conquest of Mexico|
|The Conquest of Peru|
|The Ebbtide of ConquestConundrums and Columbian Exchange|
|Ruling New World Empires|
|Imperial Organization and Admininistration|
|The Colonial Church|
|Population and Labor|
|Changes in the Colonial Population|
|Slavery and the Slave Trade|
|Production, Exchange, and Defense|
|The Mining and Sugar Industries|
|International Trade and Taxation|
|The Colonial Economy|
|Living in an Empire|
|Securing an Income|
|Urban and Rural Environments|
|Race, Culture, and Class|
|Daily Life in the Colonies|
|The Cultural Milieu|
|The Spanish Colonies, 1680s to 1762|
|Brazil in the Age of Expanision|
|New Spain, Peru, and the Reforms of Charles III|
|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|
|Illustration Sources and Credits|
|Monarchs of Spain and Portugal|
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