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Spaniards in the Colonial Empire traces the privileges, prejudices, and conflicts between American-born and European-born Spaniards, within the Spanish colonies in the Americas from the sixteenth to early nineteenth centuries. Covers three centuries of Spanish colonial power, beginning in the sixteenth century Explores social tension between creole and peninsular factions, connecting this friction with later colonial bids for independence Draws on recent research by Spanish and Spanish-American historians as well as Anglophone scholars Includes some coverage of Brazil and British colonies

Author Biography

Mark A. Burkholder is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  His books include Biographical Dictionary of Audiencia Ministers in the Americas, 1687–1821 (with D. S. Chandler, 1982), Biographical Dictionary of Councilors of the Indies, 1717–1808 (1986), and Colonial Latin America, Eighth Edition (with Lyman L. Johnson, March 2012).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Series Editor’s Preface ix

Preface xi

Maps xvi

1 Spain and Its Early Empire in America 1

2 Native Sons and Daughters in the Church 28

3 Native Sons in Office 59

4 The Heyday of Native Sons and Daughters, circa 1630–1750 84

5 Reforms, Commentaries, and Officials, 1750–1808 110

6 The Church, Complaints, and Social Change, 1750–1808 129

7 From Abdications to Independence 149

Glossary 172

Notes 178

Suggestions for Further Reading 184

Index 193

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