Colonial Latin America

Paperback | January 16, 2010

byMark Burkholder, Lyman Johnson

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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.

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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 soc...

Mark Burkholder is Professor of History and Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri, St. Louis (Ph. D. Duke University). His books include: From Impotence to Authority (University of Missouri Press, 1977) and Politics of a Colonial Career: Jose Baquijano and the Audiencia of Lima (University of New Mexico Press, 1981...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 1 inPublished:January 16, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195386051

ISBN - 13:9780195386059

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Acknowledgments1. America, Iberia, and Africa Before the ConquestAmerindian Civilization on the Eve of European ConquestThe Iberian World in the Late Fifteenth CenturyAtlantic Africa in the Fifteenth CenturyFirst Encounters in the New World2. The Age of ConquestThe Conquest of MexicoThe Conquest of PeruThe Ebbtide of ConquestBlack Participation in the Age of ConquestConundrums and the Columbian Exchange3. Ruling New World EmpiresImperial Organization and AdministrationThe Colonial Church4. Population and LaborChanges in the Colonial PopulationIndian LaborSlavery and the Slave Trade5. Production, Exchange, and DefenseThe Mining and Sugar IndustriesInternational Trade and TaxationDefenseThe Colonial Economy6. The Social Economy: Societies of Caste and ClassEvolution of Colonial SocietiesThe ElitesUrban and Rural Middle GroupsThe Broad Base of Colonial Society7. The Family and SocietyFamily: The Foundation of Colonial SocietyWomen in Colonial Societies and EconomiesThe Culture of Honor8. Living in an EmpireColonial SettingsDaily Life in the ColoniesThe Cultural Milieu9. Imperial ExpansionThe Spanish Colonies, 1680s to 1762Brazil in the Age of ExpansionNew Spain, Peru, and the Reforms of Charles IIIThe Emergence of the Periphery in Spanish America10. Crisis and Political RevolutionsAn Era of War and Crisis for Spain and PortugalGovernments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-181211. From Empire to IndependenceIndependence in Spanish AmericaPortugal and Brazil in the Age of RevolutionCuba: "The Ever Faithful Isle"Spain After the Loss of Mainland America12. Epilogue

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"A well-written, engaging text that does a fine job of linking individual experience to broader themes and analysis. . . . The book keeps getting better and better." --Ward Stavig, University of South Florida