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A History of Latin America to 1825

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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 12/21/2009.
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The updated and enhanced third edition of A History of Latin America to 1825 presents a comprehensive narrative survey of Latin American history from the region's first human presence until the majority of Iberian colonies in America emerged as sovereign states c. 1825. This edition features new content on the history of women, gender, Africans in the Iberian colonies, and pre-Columbian peoples Includes more illustrations to aid learning: over 50 figures and photographs, several accompanied by short essays Concentrates on the colonial period and earlier, expanding coverage of the period and incorporating more social and cultural history with the political narrative

Author Biography

Peter Bakewell is Edmund and Louise Kahn Professor of History at Southern Methodist University and has taught in the US since 1975. His major research and writing has centered on the history of silver mining and related topics in colonial Spanish America. His previous works include Silver Mining and Society in Colonial Mexico: Zacatecas, 1546–1700 (1971) and Silver and Entrepreneurship in Seventeenth-Century Potosí: The Life and Times of Antonio López de Quiroga (1988).

Jacqueline Holler is Associate Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, Canada. She is the author of Escogidas Plantas: Nuns and Beatas in Mexico City, 1531–1601 (2003), and of articles on colonial Mexico.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Photo Essays
Series Editor's Preface
Preface to the Third Edition
Conventions Used in the Text
Lands and Climates
American Peoples
Ancient Peoples
Formative Peoples
Classic Peoples
Aztecs and Incas
Less Known Cultures
Iberia and Africa
Columbus and Others
Experiment in the Caribbean
Military Conquest
Administration: The Power of Paper
Church: Friars, Bishops, and the State
Society: Old Orders Changed
Economy: Ships and Silver
Photo Essay
Mature Colonies
The Seventeenth Century: A Slacker Grip
Challenges to Spain
Production, Taxes, and Trade in America
Indians in the Heartlands: Making their own Space
Indians on the Peripheries
Arts, Formal and Popular
Varieties of Mestizaje
Eighteenth-Century Spanish America: Reformed or Deformed?
People, Production, and Commerce
Bourbon Revisions of Rules and Principles
Society: Change, and Protest
Creole Self-Awareness: Rejection and Reception of Europe
The Eighteenth-Century Balance
Portugal in America
Colonial Brazil: Slaves, Sugar, and Gold
Explorers, Interlopers, and Settlers
Indians and Jesuits
People and Government
Outsiders: The Dutch, and Others, in Brazil
Movement Inland: Slavers, Prospectors, and Stockmen
Seventeenth-Century Society
The Indians and Father Vieira
Government and Economy in the Seventeenth Century
The Age of Gold
Pombal and Reform
Products of Mind and Sensibility
Independence and Beyond:
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