The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America / Edition 1

The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America / Edition 1

by Kenneth J. Andrien
     
 

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 Portugese colonial regimes and

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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 Portugese 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842028882
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Human Tradition around the World Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
INew World Beginnings and Efforts to Create a Colonial Social Order, 1492-16101
1Gaspar Antonio Chi: Bridging the Conquest of Yucatan6
2Don Melchior Caruarayco: A Kuraka of Cajamarca in Sixteenth-Century Peru22
3Dona Isabel Sisa: A Sixteenth-Century Indian Woman Resisting Gender Inequalities35
4Domingos Fernandes Nobre: "Tomacauna," a Go-Between in Sixteenth-Century Brazil51
5The Mysterious Catalina: Indian or Spaniard?64
IIThe Mature Colonial Order, 1610-174085
6Ursula de Jesus: A Seventeenth-Century Afro-Peruvian Mystic88
7Zumbi of Palmares: Challenging the Portuguese Colonial Order104
8Diego de Ocana: Holy Wanderer121
9Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala: Native Writer and Litigant in Early Colonial Peru140
10AhChan: The Conquest of the Itza Maya Kingdom164
IIIReform, Resistance, and Rebellion, 1740-1825189
11Pedro de Ayarza: The Purchase of Whiteness194
12Victorina Loza: Quitena Merchant in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century211
13Jose Antonio da Silva: Marriage and Concubinage in Colonial Brazil229
14Eugenio Sinanyuca: Militant, Nonrevolutionary Kuraka, and Community Defender241
15Juan Barbarin: The 1795 French Conspiracy in Buenos Aires259
16Miguel Garcia: Black Soldier in the Wars of Independence278
17Angela Batallas: A Fight for Freedom in Guayaquil293
Index309

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