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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. The new edition of this highly acclaimed text has been revised and updated to relect the latestscholarship, 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 we as new maps and illustrations. Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain adeeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultrues, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America.
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: Jose Baquijano 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
|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|
|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|
|Ruling New World Empires|
|Imperial Organization and Administration|
|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|
|The Social Economy: Societies Of Caste And Class|
|Evolution of Colonial Societies|
|Urban and Rural Middle Groups|
|The Broad Base of Colonial Society|
|The Family And Society|
|Family: The Foundation of Colonial Society|
|Women in Colonial Societies and Economies|
|The Culture of Honor|
|Living In An Empire|
|Daily Life in the Colonies|
|The Cultural Milieu|
|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|
|Crisis And Political Revolutions|
|An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugal|
|Governments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-1812|
|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|
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