Colonial Latin America / Edition 7

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Overview


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. Now thoroughly updated in this seventh edition, Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America.

Distinctive Features

* Provides a comprehensive and well-balanced account, covering all aspects of life--political, social, religious, economic, military, and cultural
* Offers an inclusive discussion of all groups and strata of society--including slaves and women--and a nuanced discussion of race, class, and gender
* Superbly written, making it readable for any audience
* Presents solid scholarship--this is the most current and authoritative book on the market

New to this Edition

* Reorganized coverage of the imperial crisis and Independence Era is spread out over three chapters and incorporates all of the major new scholarship in these areas
* New discussion of the Haitian revolution and its regional significance
* Expanded discussion of the African influence on early colonial development

"Textbook intended for college survey courses incorporates recent scholarship of much value for more advanced students. Uses standard political and economic approach enhanced by sharply focused sections on labor, the Church, and social life"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The most up-to-date survey for colonial Latin American history....The material is covered in a clear and concise manner. Highly recommended."--Jose Morales, Rutgers University (on the previous edition)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195386059
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/16/2009
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark A. Burkholder is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Lyman L. Johnson is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. AMERICA, IBERIA, AND AFRICA BEFORE THE CONQUEST
Amerindian Civilization on the Eve of European Conquest The Iberian World in the Late Fifteenth Century Atlantic Africa in the Fifteenth Century First Encounters in the New World

2. THE AGE OF CONQUEST
The Conquest of Mexico The Conquest of Peru The Ebbtide of Conquest Black Participation in the Age of Conquest Conundrums and the Columbian Exchange

4. RULING NEW WORLD EMPIRES
Imperial Organization and Administration The Colonial Church

4. POPULATION AND LABOR
Changes in the Colonial Population Indian Labor Slavery and the Slave Trade

5. PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE, AND DEFENSE
The Mining and Sugar Industries International Trade and Taxation Defense The Colonial Economy

6. THE SOCIAL ECONOMY: SOCIETIES OF CASTE AND CLASS
Evolution of Colonial Societies The Elites Urban and Rural Middle Groups The Broad Base of Colonial Society

7. THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY
Family: The Foundation of Colonial Society Women in Colonial Societies and Economies The Culture of Honor

8. LIVING IN AN EMPIRE
Colonial Settings Daily Life in the Colonies The Cultural Milieu

9. IMPERIAL EXPANSION
The Spanish Colonies, 1680s to 1762
Brazil in the Age of Expansion New Spain, Peru, and the Reforms of Charles III The Emergence of the Periphery in Spanish America
10. CRISIS AND POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugal Governments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-1812

11. FROM EMPIRE TO INDEPENDENCE
Independence in Spanish America Portugal and Brazil in the Age of Revolution Cuba: "The Ever Faithful Isle"
Spain After the Loss of Mainland America

12. EPILOGUE

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