Latin America and Its People, Volume 1 (to 1830)

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Offering a balance of social, political, environmental, and cultural history,Latin America and Its Peoplelooks at the whole of Latin America in a thematic rather than country-by-country approach. This engaging textbook emphasizes the stories of the diverse people of Latin America, their everyday lives, and the issues that affected them. Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, Cheryl Martin and Mark Wasserman,Latin America and Its Peoplepresents a fresh interpretative survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the beginning of the Twenty-First Century. It examines the many institutions that Latin Americans have built and rebuilt - families, governments, churches, political parties, labor unions, schools, and armies - and it does so through the lives of the people who forged these institutions and later altered them to meet the changing circumstances. Emphasizes the story of the diverse people of Latin America, their everyday lives, and the issues and forces that affect them. Latin American History Latin American History

Table of Contents

List of Featuresp. xv
List of Maps and Color Platesp. xvii
Map of National Capitalsp. xix
Prefacep. xx
About the Authorsp. xxviii
The First Peoples of the Americasp. 1
The First Americansp. 2
Coming to Americap. 2
Subsistence Strategies and the Development of Agriculturep. 2
Sedentary Communities and Ceremonial Centersp. 5
Ceremonial Centers in Mexico and Perup. 8
The Olmec: "Mother Culture" of Mexico?p. 8
Chavin de Huantar in Perup. 10
The Cities of Classic Mesoamericap. 12
Monte Albanp. 12
Teotihuacanp. 13
Maya Civilization in the Classic Erap. 15
Peru After Chavinp. 19
The Mochep. 19
The Nazcap. 21
Tiwemakup. 22
The Wari Empirep. 23
Mesoamerica and Peru, 900-1400 C.E.p. 24
The Toltecsp. 24
The Mixtecs of Oaxacap. 26
The Post-Classic Mayap. 26
Peru after Tiwanaku and Warip. 27
The World of Early Americansp. 29
People and Their Environmentp. 30
Early Americans and Their Beliefsp. 31
Communities, States, and Warp. 32
Conclusionp. 33
Learning More About Latin Americansp. 34
How Historians Understand: Archaeology, Literacy, and the Study of Historyp. 6
Latin American Lives: Pacal the Great, King of Palenque, 603-683 C.E.p. 16
Slice of Life: The Craft Workers of Chan Chan, 1400 C.E.p. 28
Americans and Iberians on the Eve of Contactp. 35
Mesoamerica in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 35
The Rise of the Mexicap. 36
Mexica Statecraftp. 39
Mexica Religionp. 40
Everyday Life in the Time of the Mexicap. 41
Mesoamerica on the Eve of the Spanish Invasionp. 43
The Andes in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 46
The Rise of the Incasp. 46
Inca Statecraftp. 48
Andean Religion in the Time of the Incasp. 50
Everyday Life in the Time of the Incasp. 51
The Aztecs and Incas Comparedp. 54
The Diversity of American Peoplesp. 57
The Tainos and Caribsp. 58
The Tupi of Coastal Brazilp. 60
The "Pueblo" Peoples of New Mexicop. 60
The Spanish and the Portuguesep. 61
Centuries of Conquestp. 62
Medieval Iberia and the Reconquistap. 63
Iberian Monarchies in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 65
The Breakdown of Iberian "Convivencia"p. 65
Iberian Society in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 67
Iberia and the Beginnings of Overseas Expansionp. 68
Conclusionp. 69
Learning More About Latin Americansp. 71
How Historians Understand: Counting People in Past Societiesp. 44
Latin American Lives: Tanta Carhua, Bride of the Sunp. 52
Slice of Life: The Marketplace at Tlatelolcop. 56
The European Conquest of Americap. 72
The Europeans Arrivep. 73
Columbus and the First Encountersp. 73
The Caribbean Coloniesp. 75
The Portuguese in Brazilp. 76
The Spanish in Mesoamerica and the Andesp. 80
Cortes and the Aztecsp. 80
The Search for "Otro Mexico"p. 85
The Pizarros and the Incasp. 86
Military Conquest or Strategic Alliance?p. 87
Building a Colonial Societyp. 89
The Ecological Conquestp. 90
Conquistadors, Encomenderos, and Native Peoplesp. 91
A Multiracial Society in Formationp. 93
The "Spiritual Conquest" of Latin Americap. 96
Early Evangelizationp. 96
The Impact of Evangelizationp. 98
Resistance to Christianityp. 99
The Consolidation of Colonial Empiresp. 101
The Viceroyalties of New Spain and Perup. 101
The Spanish Colonial Bureaucracyp. 102
Royal Government in Brazilp. 104
The Church in Spanish America and Brazilp. 104
The Spanish and Portuguese Empiresp. 106
Conclusionp. 107
Learning More About Latin Americansp. 108
How Historians Understand: Malinche and the Uses of Historical Memoryp. 82
Latin American Lives: Bartolome de Las Casas, 1474-1566p. 77
Slice of Life: The Cuzco Cabildo Founds a Convent, 1551p. 95
The Iberians' New Worldp. 110
The Lure of Precious Metalsp. 111
The Silver Boomp. 111
Labor and Technology in Silver Miningp. 112
Procuring a Labor Supplyp. 113
Gold Mining in Brazilp. 117
Agriculturep. 118
Sugar Plantationsp. 118
Haciendas and Ranchesp. 123
Landownershipp. 125
Landed Elitesp. 126
Rural Societyp. 131
Trade and Transportationp. 132
International Commercep. 132
Overland Transportp. 134
Merchantsp. 134
Mercantile Restrictionsp. 135
Cities and Towns in the Iberians' New Worldp. 136
Capital Citiesp. 137
Provincial Capitals and Other Townsp. 138
Urban Amenitiesp. 139
Urban Working Classesp. 140
Conclusionp. 141
Learning More About Latin Americansp. 142
How Historians Understand: Documenting Colonial Enterprisep. 128
Latin American Lives: Antonio Lopez de Quiroga, Bolivian Entrepreneurp. 114
Slice of Life: The Safra in Colonial Brazilp. 121
The Amerindians' Changing Worldp. 144
Native Communities in Mesoamerica and the Andesp. 145
Shifting Populations in the Republica de Indiosp. 146
Local Government in the Republica de Indiosp. 148
Subsistence and Survival in the Republica de Indiosp. 150
Native Communities and the Cash Economyp. 153
Families and Households in the Republica de Indiosp. 154
Religion and Community Life in the Republica de Indiosp. 155
Natives as Catholicsp. 156
Belief and Practice in the Republica de Indiosp. 157
Religion and Community Identityp. 159
Mission Indiansp. 162
Jesuit and Franciscan Missionsp. 162
Native Peoples in the Jesuit and Franciscan Missionsp. 166
Mission Indians and Colonial Societyp. 166
Native Peoples and the Colonial Orderp. 167
Indians in the Republica de Espanolesp. 168
"Indios Barbaros"p. 170
Regional Revoltsp. 171
Native Historical Memory and the Colonial Orderp. 172
Conclusionp. 175
Learning More About Latin Americansp. 176
How Historians Understand: Measuring Acculturation Using Indigenous Language Sourcesp. 160
Latin American Lives: Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayalap. 174
Slice of Life: The Indians of Oaxtepec Defend Their Land and Waterp. 151
A New People and Their Worldp. 177
The Making of Multiethnic Societiesp. 178
Spanish and Portuguese Immigrantsp. 178
Creolesp. 180
Mestizos and Mamelucosp. 180
African Slavesp. 181
Slave Resistancep. 182
Maroon Communitiesp. 183
Free Blacks and Mulattosp. 184
Race and Class in Colonial Latin Americap. 186
Social and Cultural Definitions of Racep. 186
Class and Ethnicityp. 190
Honor, Gender, and Patriarchyp. 191
Honor and the Patriarchal Familyp. 192
Marriage and the Familyp. 193
Honor and Sexualityp. 194
Honor and Homosexualityp. 195
The Limits of Patriarchyp. 196
Convents: "Islands of Women"p. 199
Convents and Colonial Societyp. 202
Conformity and Defiance in Colonial Societyp. 203
The Social Etiquette of Everyday Lifep. 204
The Administration of Justicep. 205
The Inquisition and Deviant Behaviorp. 206
Rituals of Rulep. 207
Scatological Songs and Dances of Defiancep. 208
Conclusionp. 210
Learning More About Latin Americansp. 211
How Historians Understand: Parish Registers and the Study of Colonial Societyp. 188
Latin American Lives: Juana de Cobos, Baker in Chihuahuap. 198
Slice of Life: Corpus Christi in Cuzcop. 209
The Shifting Fortunes of Colonial Empiresp. 212
The Spanish and Portuguese Empires in Eighteenth-Century Politicsp. 213
Great Britain and Latin Americap. 213
The Seven Years' Warp. 216
The American Revolution and Latin Americap. 217
The French Revolution and Latin Americap. 218
The Haitian Revolutionp. 220
The Bourbon and Pombaline Reformsp. 221
Defending the Spanish Empirep. 222
Administrative Restructuring and New Viceroyaltiesp. 223
The Power of the Churchp. 224
Economic Developmentp. 227
Latin American Peoples in the Age of Revolutionp. 231
Social Change in the Late Colonial Periodp. 232
The Changing Face of Colonial Citiesp. 234
The Enlightenment in Latin Americap. 235
Resistance and Rebellion in the Late Colonial Periodp. 237
Developing Creole Consciousnessp. 238
Resistance to the Bourbon Reformsp. 239
Conspiracies in Brazilp. 239
The Great Rebellion in Perup. 241
Conclusionp. 243
Learning More About Latin Americansp. 244
How Historians Understand: Revisionism and the Debate over Comparative Slaveryp. 228
Latin American Lives: Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui, Tupac Amaru IIp. 240
Slice of Life: The Royal Tobacco Factory in Mexico Cityp. 225
The New Nations of Latin Americap. 245
Spanish America and the Crisis of 1808p. 246
Spain and the Napoleonic Invasionp. 247
Representative Government in Spain and America, 1808-1814p. 247
The "American Question"p. 251
Spanish American Grievances and the Crisis of 1808p. 252
Mexicop. 253
Venezuelap. 255
Argentinap. 255
Spanish American Independencep. 256
The Final Campaignsp. 256
Regional Conflicts in the Spanish American Struggle for Independencep. 262
The Independence of Brazilp. 264
The Portuguese Monarchy in Brazilp. 264
Popular Unrest in Brazilp. 265
The Culmination of Brazilian Independencep. 266
The Meaning of Independencep. 267
Conclusionp. 271
Learning More About Latin Americansp. 272
How Historians Understand: Were the Wars of Independence the Turning Point?p. 248
Latin American Lives: Jose Antonio Aponte, Sculptor of Havanap. 258
Slice of Life: The 16th of September: Independence Day in Mexicop. 268
Glossaryp. 274
Creditsp. 276
Indexp. 277
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