Colonial Latin America

Paperback | November 19, 2014

byMark A. Burkholder, Lyman L. Johnson

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This text is a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their pre-conquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinatingand often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America.

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This text is a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their pre-conquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinatingand often colorful history of the cultures, ...

Mark A. Burkholder is Curators' Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lyman L. Johnson is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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MapsPreface1. America, Iberia, and Africa Before the ConquestAmerindian Civilizations 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 Ebb Tide of ConquestBlack Participation in the Age of ConquestConundrums and the Columbian Exchange3. Ruling New World EmpiresImperial Organization and AdministrationThe Colonial ChurchThe Inquisition4. 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 EconomyEvolution 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: From the War of Succession to the Loss of HavanaBrazil in the Age of Expansion10. The Era of Caroline ReformsReconfiguration of EmpireChurch, State, and the EnlightenmentPopulation Growth and Social ChangeColonial Economies in the Reform EraProtest and Insurrections11. Crisis and Political RevolutionThe World Turned Upside DownAn Era of War and Crisis for Spain and PortugalGovernments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-1212. From Empire to IndependenceFerdinand and the Failure of AbsolutismIndependence in Spanish AmericaPortugal and Brazil in an Era of RevolutionCuba: The "Ever Faithful Isle"Spain After the Loss of the Mainland Empire13. EpilogueThe EconomyGovernment and Political LifeSocial ChangeA note on periodical literature and suggested readingsGlossaryIllustration sources and creditsMonarchs of Spain and PortugalIndex

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"It is encouraging to see the detail being given to the role of women, the African presence in Latin America, and the Native American experience in Colonial Latin America. It is the best text that I have seen that deals with these subjects. I also commend the ways in which the authors haveinterwoven the history of non-elites and racial and ethnic minorities so that the work reads as an inclusive history rather than a history of Europeans in Latin America with women, black, and natives seen as ancillary to the narrative." --Robert J. Ferry, University of Colorado-Boulder