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Colonial Latin America examines the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Updated and expanded, the eighth edition of Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gaina 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.
Mark A. Burkholder is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lyman L. Johnson is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Table of Contents
|America, Iberia, and Africa Before the Conquest||p. 1|
|Amerindian Civilizations on the Eve of European Conquest||p. 1|
|The Iberian World in the Late Fifteenth Century||p. 23|
|Atlantic Africa in the Fifteenth Century||p. 32|
|First Encounters in the New World||p. 40|
|The Age of Conquest||p. 50|
|The Conquest of Mexico||p. 50|
|The Conquest of Peru||p. 58|
|The Ebb Tide of Conquest||p. 67|
|Black Participation in the Age of Conquest||p. 76|
|Conundrums and the Columbian Exchange||p. 78|
|Ruling New World Empires||p. 91|
|Imperial Organization and Administration||p. 91|
|The Colonial Church||p. 104|
|Population and Labor||p. 119|
|Changes in the Colonial Population||p. 119|
|Indian Labor||p. 130|
|Slavery and the Slave Trade||p. 139|
|Chapters Production, Exchange, and Defense||p. 152|
|The Mining and Sugar Industries||p. 153|
|International Trade and Taxation||p. 161|
|The Colonial Economy||p. 178|
|The Social Economy||p. 190|
|Evolution of Colonial Societies||p. 191|
|The Elites||p. 193|
|Urban and Rural Middle Groups||p. 200|
|The Broad Base of Colonial Society||p. 204|
|The Family and Society||p. 221|
|Family: The Foundation of Colonial Society||p. 221|
|Women in Colonial Societies and Economies||p. 236|
|The Culture of Honor||p. 241|
|Living in an Empire||p. 245|
|Colonial Settings||p. 245|
|Daily Life in the Colonies||p. 256|
|The Cultural Milieu||p. 280|
|Imperial Expansion||p. 296|
|The Spanish Colonies: .From the War of Succession to the Loss of Havana||p. 296|
|Brazil in the Age of Expansion||p. 305|
|The Era of Caroline Reforms||p. 320|
|New Spain and Peru||p. 321|
|The Emergence of the Periphery in Spanish America||p. 335|
|Crisis and Political Revolution||p. 352|
|The World Turned Upside Down||p. 353|
|An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugal||p. 356|
|Governments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-12||p. 362|
|From Empire to Independence||p. 368|
|Ferdinand and the Failure of Absolutism||p. 369|
|Independence in Spanish America||p. 370|
|Portugal and Brazil in an Era of Revolution||p. 383|
|Cuba: The "Ever Faithful Isle"||p. 387|
|Spain After the Loss of the Mainland Empire||p. 388|
|The Economy||p. 393|
|Government and Political Life||p. 397|
|Social Change||p. 400|
|A Note on Periodical Literature and Suggested Readings||p. 403|
|Illustration Sources and Credits||p. 409|
|Monarchs of Spain and Portugal||p. 412|
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