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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.

Author Biography

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

Mapsp. ix
Prefacep. x
America, Iberia, and Africa Before the Conquestp. 1
Amerindian Civilizations on the Eve of European Conquestp. 1
The Iberian World in the Late Fifteenth Centuryp. 23
Atlantic Africa in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 32
First Encounters in the New Worldp. 40
The Age of Conquestp. 50
The Conquest of Mexicop. 50
The Conquest of Perup. 58
The Ebb Tide of Conquestp. 67
Black Participation in the Age of Conquestp. 76
Conundrums and the Columbian Exchangep. 78
Ruling New World Empiresp. 91
Imperial Organization and Administrationp. 91
The Colonial Churchp. 104
Population and Laborp. 119
Changes in the Colonial Populationp. 119
Indian Laborp. 130
Slavery and the Slave Tradep. 139
Chapters Production, Exchange, and Defensep. 152
The Mining and Sugar Industriesp. 153
International Trade and Taxationp. 161
Defensep. 170
The Colonial Economyp. 178
The Social Economyp. 190
Evolution of Colonial Societiesp. 191
The Elitesp. 193
Urban and Rural Middle Groupsp. 200
The Broad Base of Colonial Societyp. 204
The Family and Societyp. 221
Family: The Foundation of Colonial Societyp. 221
Women in Colonial Societies and Economiesp. 236
The Culture of Honorp. 241
Living in an Empirep. 245
Colonial Settingsp. 245
Daily Life in the Coloniesp. 256
The Cultural Milieup. 280
Imperial Expansionp. 296
The Spanish Colonies: .From the War of Succession to the Loss of Havanap. 296
Brazil in the Age of Expansionp. 305
The Era of Caroline Reformsp. 320
New Spain and Perup. 321
The Emergence of the Periphery in Spanish Americap. 335
Crisis and Political Revolutionp. 352
The World Turned Upside Downp. 353
An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugalp. 356
Governments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-12p. 362
From Empire to Independencep. 368
Ferdinand and the Failure of Absolutismp. 369
Independence in Spanish Americap. 370
Portugal and Brazil in an Era of Revolutionp. 383
Cuba: The "Ever Faithful Isle"p. 387
Spain After the Loss of the Mainland Empirep. 388
Epiloguep. 391
The Economyp. 393
Government and Political Lifep. 397
Social Changep. 400
A Note on Periodical Literature and Suggested Readingsp. 403
Glossaryp. 404
Illustration Sources and Creditsp. 409
Monarchs of Spain and Portugalp. 412
Indexp. 415
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