Latin America in Colonial Times

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

Explanation of the Book:

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
Available:
Release: 2011-11-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Women of Colonial Latin America

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Colonial Latin America

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Convivial Constellations in Latin America

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Latin America in Colonial Times

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

A History of Mining in Latin America

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Daily Life in Colonial Latin America

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

Explanation of the Book:

• 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

Early Latin America

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

Explanation of the Book:

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
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

[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.

The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America

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

Explanation of the Book:

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."

Colonial Latin America

Colonial Latin America
Author: Mark A. Burkholder,Lyman L. Johnson
Pages: 360
ISBN: UOM:39076001672638
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Release: 1994
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now featuring scholarship published since the first edition, revised lists of recommended readings that include important books published since 1988, and appendices of rulers of Spain and Portugal, this lively, very readable history provides a concise yet comprehensive study of the Iberian colonies in the New World from the pre-conquest background through European exploration, conquest, and colonization, to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. As before, numerous photographs and maps lend immediacy to the narrative, and biographical examples of both conqueror and conquered illustrate colonial life. Clear and engaging, this extremely well-balanced book is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn about Latin America's colonial legacy and difficult transition into the modern era.

Colonial Legacies

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Colonial Latin American Literature

Colonial Latin American Literature
Author: Rolena Adorno
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780199755028
Available:
Release: 2011-11-04
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of the literature of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this book examines the origins of colonial Latin American literature in Spanish, the writings and relationships among major literary and intellectual figures of the colonial period, and the story of how Spanish literary language developed and flourished in a new context. Authors and works have been chosen for the merits of their writings, their participation in the larger debates of their era, and their resonance with readers today.

Women in Colonial Latin America 1526 to 1806

Women in Colonial Latin America  1526 to 1806
Author: Anonim
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781624667527
Available:
Release: 2018-09-15
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This outstanding collection makes available for the first time a remarkable range of primary sources that will enrich courses on women as well as Latin American history more broadly. Within these pages are captivating stories of enslaved African and indigenous women who protest abuse; of women who defend themselves from charges of witchcraft, cross-dressing, and infanticide; of women who travel throughout the empire or are left behind by the men in their lives; and of women’s strategies for making a living in a world of cross-cultural exchanges. Jaffary and Mangan's excellent Introduction and annotations provide context and guide readers to think critically about crucial issues related to the intersections of gender with conquest, religion, work, family, and the law." —Sarah Chambers, University of Minnesota

A New History of Modern Latin America

A New History of Modern Latin America
Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff,Susan M. Gauss
Pages: 712
ISBN: 9780520963825
Available:
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New History of Modern Latin America provides an engaging and readable narrative history of the nations of Latin America from the Wars of Independence in the nineteenth century to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. This new edition of a well-known text has been revised and updated to include the most recent interpretations of major themes in the economic, social, and cultural history of the region to show the unity of the Latin America experience while exploring the diversity of the region’s geography, peoples, and cultures. It also presents substantial new material on women, gender, and race in the region. Each chapter begins with primary documents, offering glimpses into moments in history and setting the scene for the chapter, and concludes with timelines and key words to reinforce content. Discussion questions are included to help students with research assignments and papers. Both professors and students will find its narrative, chronological approach a useful guide to the history of this important area of the world.

Native Society and Disease in Colonial Ecuador

Native Society and Disease in Colonial Ecuador
Author: Suzanne Austin Alchon
Pages: 168
ISBN: 052152945X
Available:
Release: 2002-07-18
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A regional history of the Amerindians' biological experience under colonial rule.

Science in Latin America

Science in Latin America
Author: Juan José Saldaña
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0292774753
Available:
Release: 2009-06-03
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Science in Latin America has roots that reach back to the information gathering and recording practices of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and colonists introduced European scientific practices to the continent, where they hybridized with local traditions to form the beginnings of a truly Latin American science. As countries achieved their independence in the nineteenth century, they turned to science as a vehicle for modernizing education and forwarding "progress." In the twentieth century, science and technology became as omnipresent in Latin America as in the United States and Europe. Yet despite a history that stretches across five centuries, science in Latin America has traditionally been viewed as derivative of and peripheral to Euro-American science. To correct that mistaken view, this book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of science in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present. Eleven leading Latin American historians assess the part that science played in Latin American society during the colonial, independence, national, and modern eras, investigating science's role in such areas as natural history, medicine and public health, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, politics and nation-building, educational reform, and contemporary academic research. The comparative approach of the essays creates a continent-spanning picture of Latin American science that clearly establishes its autonomous history and its right to be studied within a Latin American context.

Migration in Colonial Spanish America

Migration in Colonial Spanish America
Author: David J. Robinson
Pages: 420
ISBN: 0521030285
Available:
Release: 2006-11-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ranging from the sixteenth through the mid-nineteenth century, these essays provide an empirical analysis of migration in Latin America.