Colonial Latin America

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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.

Author Biography

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
Indian Labor
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
The Elites
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
Colonial Settings
Daily Life in the Colonies
The Cultural Milieu
Imperial Expansion
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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