Latin America in Colonial Times

Latin America in Colonial Times
Author: Matthew Restall,Kris Lane
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781108416405
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Release: 2018-06-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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This second edition is a concise history of Latin America from the Aztecs and Incas to Independence.

Latin America in Colonial Times

Latin America in Colonial Times
Author: Matthew Restall,Kris Lane
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780521761185
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Release: 2011-11-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century.

Latin America in Colonial Times

Latin America in Colonial Times
Author: Matthew Restall,Kris Lane
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781108265539
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Release: 2018-06-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Few milestones in human history are as momentous as the meeting of three great civilizations on American soil in the sixteenth century. The fully revised textbook Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but informative new package, revealing how a new civilization and region - Latin America - emerged from that encounter. The authors give equal attention to the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and settlers, to the African slaves they brought across the Atlantic, and to the indigenous peoples whose lands were invaded. From the dawn of empires in the fifteenth century, through the conquest age of the sixteenth and to the end of empire in the nineteenth, the book combines broad brushstrokes with anecdotal details that bring the era to life. This new edition incorporates the newest scholarship on Spain, Portugal, and Atlantic Africa, in addition to Latin America itself, with indigenous and African views and women's experiences and contributions to colonial society highlighted throughout.

The Women of Colonial Latin America

The Women of Colonial Latin America
Author: Susan Migden Socolow
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780521196659
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Release: 2015-02-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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A highly readable survey of women's experiences in Latin America from the late fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture
Author: John King
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0521636515
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Release: 2004-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Colonial Latin America

Colonial Latin America
Author: Kenneth Mills,William B. Taylor,Sandra Lauderdale Graham
Pages: 471
ISBN: 9780742574076
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Release: 2002-08-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

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Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History is a sourcebook of primary texts and images intended for students and teachers as well as for scholars and general readers. The book centers upon people-people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text is designed to encourage a detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which have been translated and presented originally for this collection. Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History is a revision of SR Books' popular Colonial Spanish America. The new edition welcomes a third co-editor and, most significantly, embraces Portuguese and Brazilian materials. Other fundamental changes include new documents from Spanish South America, the addition of some key color images, plus six reference maps, and a decision to concentrate entirely upon primary sources. The book is meant to enrich, not repeat, the work of existing texts on this period, and its use of primary sources to focus upon people makes it stand out from other books that have concentrated on the political and economic aspects. The book's illustrations and documents are accompanied by introductions which provide context and invite discussion. These sources feature social changes, puzzling developments, and the experience of living in Spanish and Portuguese American colonial societies. Religion and society are the integral themes of Colonial Latin America. Religion becomes the nexus for much of what has been treated as political, social, economic, and cultural history during this period. Society is just as inclusive, allowing students to meet a variety of individuals-not faceless social groups. While some familiar names and voices are included-conquerors, chroniclers, sculptors, and preachers-other, far less familiar points of view complement and complicate the better-known narratives of this history. In treating Iberia and America, before as well as after their meeting, apparent contradictions emerge as opportunities for understanding; different perspectives become prompts for wider discussion. Other themes include exploration and contact; religious and cultural change; slavery and society, miscegenation, and the formation, consolidation, reform, and collapse of colonial institutions of government and the Church, as well as accompanying changes in economies and labor. This sourcebook allows students and teachers to consider the thoughts and actions of a wide range of people who were making choices and decisions, pursuing ideals, misperceiving each other, experiencing disenchantment, absorbing new pressures, breaking rules as well as following them, and employing strategies of survival which might involve both reconciliation and opposition. Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History has been assembled with teaching and class discussion in mind. The book will be an excellent tool for Latin American history survey courses and for seminars on the colonial period.

Colonial Latin America

Colonial Latin America
Author: Kenneth Mills,William B. Taylor,Sandra Lauderdale Graham
Pages: 434
ISBN: 0842029974
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Release: 2002
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History centers on people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text encourages detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which have been translated and presented originally for this collection.

A History of Mining in Latin America

A History of Mining in Latin America
Author: Kendall Brown
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780826351074
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Release: 2012-03-16
Editor: UNM Press
Language: en

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For twenty-five years, Kendall Brown studied Potosí, Spanish America's greatest silver producer and perhaps the world's most famous mining district. He read about the flood of silver that flowed from its Cerro Rico and learned of the toil of its miners. Potosí symbolized fabulous wealth and unbelievable suffering. New World bullion stimulated the formation of the first world economy but at the same time it had profound consequences for labor, as mine operators and refiners resorted to extreme forms of coercion to secure workers. In many cases the environment also suffered devastating harm. All of this occurred in the name of wealth for individual entrepreneurs, companies, and the ruling states. Yet the question remains of how much economic development mining managed to produce in Latin America and what were its social and ecological consequences. Brown's focus on the legendary mines at Potosí and comparison of its operations to those of other mines in Latin America is a well-written and accessible study that is the first to span the colonial era to the present.

Convivial Constellations in Latin America

Convivial Constellations in Latin America
Author: Luciane Scarato,Fernando Baldraia,Maya Manzi
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781000093360
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Release: 2020-07-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives on conviviality, this book considers the ways in which Latin America, a continent marked by deep inequalities, has managed to afford, create, sustain, and contest forms of living together with difference across time and space. Interdisciplinary in approach and presenting studies from various nations across the continent – from the medieval period to the present day – it considers the ways in which Latin America might contribute to our understanding of the relationship between inequality, difference, diversity, and sociability. As such, it will appeal to scholars of history, sociology, geography, anthropology, development studies, postcolonial and social theory with interests in Latin American studies, and in the contingencies and contradictions of living together in profoundly unequal societies.

The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America

The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America
Author: Kenneth J. Andrien
Pages: 321
ISBN: 0842028889
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Release: 2002
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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A second edition of this book is now available. The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America is an anthology of life stories of largely ordinary individuals struggling to forge a life during the unstable colonial period in Latin America. These mini-biographies show the tensions that emerged when the political, social, religious, and economic ideals of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial regimes and the Roman Catholic Church conflicted with the realities of daily life in the Americas. The essays examine subthemes of gender roles; race and ethnicity; conflicts over religious orthodoxy; and crime, violence, and rebellion, while illustrating the overall theme of social order and disorder in a colonial setting. Professor Andrien has carefully selected pieces to comprise a volume that is well balanced in terms of geography, gender, and ethnicity. Written by established scholars, the essays are designed to be readable and interesting to students. Ideal for courses on Colonial Latin American history and the Latin American history survey, The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America will interest as well as inform students. Contributions by: Rolena Adorno, Kenneth J. Andrien, Peter Blanchard, Christiana Borchart de Moreno, Noble David Cook, Lyman L. Johnson, Grant D. Jones, Mary Karasch, Alida C. Metcalf, Kenneth Mills, Muriel S. Nazzari, Ana Maria Presta, Susan E. Ramirez, Matthew Restall, Ward Stavig, Camilla Townsend, Ann Twinam, and Nancy E. van Deusen."

Early Latin America

Early Latin America
Author: James Lockhart,Stuart B. Schwartz
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0521299292
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Release: 1983-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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A brief general history of Latin America in the period between the European conquest and the independence of the Spanish American countries and Brazil serves as an introduction to this quickly changing field of study.

Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780853459903
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Release: 1997
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

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[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of ... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly unequal capitalist societies in Latin America.-Back cover.

Daily Life in Colonial Latin America

Daily Life in Colonial Latin America
Author: Ann Jefferson,Paul Lokken
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780313340703
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Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

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• Chronology of key developments in Latin American history, from the European arrival in 1492 to the independence period in the early 19th century • A glossary of roughly 50 terms, mostly Spanish or Portuguese, that are key to understanding daily life in the colonial era

The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America

The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America
Author: Kenneth J. Andrien
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781442213005
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Release: 2013-05-02
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

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The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America is an anthology of stories of largely ordinary individuals struggling to forge a life during the unstable colonial period in Latin America. These mini-biographies vividly show the tensions that emerged when the political, social, religious, and economic ideals of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial regimes and the Roman Catholic Church conflicted with the realities of daily living in the Americas. Now fully updated with new and revised essays, the book is carefully balanced among countries and ethnicities. Within an overall theme of social order and disorder in a colonial setting, the stories bring to life issues of gender; race and ethnicity; conflicts over religious orthodoxy; and crime, violence, and rebellion. Written by leading scholars, the essays are specifically designed to be readable and interesting. Ideal for the Latin American history survey and for courses on colonial Latin American history, this fresh and human text will engage as well as inform students. Contributions by: Rolena Adorno, Kenneth J. Andrien, Christiana Borchart de Moreno, Joan Bristol, Noble David Cook, Marcela Echeverri, Lyman L. Johnson, Mary Karasch, Alida C. Metcalf, Kenneth Mills, Muriel S. Nazzari, Ana María Presta, Susan E. Ramírez, Matthew Restall, Zeb Tortorici, Camilla Townsend, Ann Twinam, and Nancy E. van Deusen.

Colonial Spanish America

Colonial Spanish America
Author: Leslie Bethell
Pages: 455
ISBN: 0521349249
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Release: 1987-05-07
Editor: CUP Archive
Language: en

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Crime and Punishment in Latin America

Crime and Punishment in Latin America
Author: Ricardo D. Salvatore,Carlos Aguirre,Gilbert M. Joseph
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0822327449
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Release: 2001-09-20
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

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DIVEssays in collection argue that Latin American legal institutions were both mechanisms of social control and unique arenas for ordinary people to contest government policies and resist exploitation./div

Colonial Legacies

Colonial Legacies
Author: Jeremy Adelman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781136052545
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Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how this heritage emerged from colonial institutions and how historians have tackled these legacies over the years, suggesting that these deep encumbrances are why the region has failed to live up to liberal-capitalist expectations. They also invite discussion about the political, economic and cultural heritages of Atlantic colonialism through the idea that persistence is a powerful organizing framework for understanding particular kinds of historical processes.

Histories of Race and Racism

Histories of Race and Racism
Author: Laura Gotkowitz
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780822350439
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Release: 2011-11-23
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

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Historians, anthropologists, and sociologists examine how race and racism have mattered in Andean and Mesoamerican societies from the early colonial era to the present day.

Latin American Diplomatic History

Latin American Diplomatic History
Author: Harold Eugene Davis,John J. Finan
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0807102865
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Release: 1977-08-01
Editor: LSU Press
Language: en

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Here is a fresh and unconventional introduction to the history of Latin American international relations, from colonial times to the present. Previous works of this scope have been written with an emphasis on the Latin American policy of the United States or other “outside” nations. In this volume, the authors offer a pioneering study from a perspective that has been ignored in English-language books—that of the Latin American nations themselves. Latin American Diplomatic History begins with the origins and nature of Latin American foreign policies and proceeds to the diplomatic conflicts and agreements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This synthesis draws out the persistent tensions among the Latin American countries—border conflicts, economic rivalries, population pressures, and ethnic clashes. Latin American Diplomatic History includes an extensive bibliography with listings by both country and century. This straightforward historical survey will appeal to all professionals, laymen, and students with an interest in Latin American relations, and it will be a useful guide for those who intend further study.

Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America

Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America
Author: Zeb Tortorici
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780520963184
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America brings together a broad community of scholars to explore the history of illicit and alternative sexualities in Latin America’s colonial and early national periods. Together the essays examine how "the unnatural” came to inscribe certain sexual acts and desires as criminal and sinful, including acts officially deemed to be “against nature”—sodomy, bestiality, and masturbation—along with others that approximated the unnatural—hermaphroditism, incest, sex with the devil, solicitation in the confessional, erotic religious visions, and the desecration of holy images. In doing so, this anthology makes important and necessary contributions to the historiography of gender and sexuality. Amid the growing politicized interest in broader LGBTQ movements in Latin America, the essays also show how these legal codes endured to make their way into post-independence Latin America.