Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History

Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History

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Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History by Kenneth Mills

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780742574076
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 471
File size: 89 MB
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editors' Note
Chapter 2 List of Illustrations
Chapter 3 Acknowledgments
Chapter 4 Reference Maps
Chapter 5 Map 1: The Iberian Peninsula
Chapter 6 Map 2: The West African Coast and Atlantic Mediterranean
Chapter 7 Map 3: Brazil
Chapter 8 Map 4: New Spain and the Caribbean Basin
Chapter 9 Map 5: Peru
Chapter 10 Map 6: The Pajonal on Peru's Tarma Frontier
Chapter 11 Introduction: Texts and Images for Colonial History
Chapter 12 I: Old Worlds and the Time of Discoveries
Chapter 13 The Ancestors of the People Called Indians: A View from Huarochirí, Peru (ca. 1598?1608)
Chapter 14 The Inca's Tunics (Fifteenth to Sixteenth centuries)
Chapter 15 The Lords and Holy Men of Tenochtitlan Reply to the Franciscans (1524)
Chapter 16 The Aztec Stone of the Five Eras (Late Fifteenth century)
Chapter 17 Coexistence in the Medieval Spanish Kingdoms (Ninth to Twelfth centuries)
Chapter 18 A Pope Rewards So Salutary and Laudable a Work (1455)
Chapter 19 There Can Easily Be Stamped Upon Them Whatever Belief We Wish to Give Them.
Chapter 20 The First Letter from Brazil (1500)
Chapter 21 Orders Given to the Twelve (1523)
Chapter 22 Francisco de Vitoria, On the Evangelization of Unbelievers, Salamanca, Spain (1534-35)
Chapter 23 Two Woodcuts Accompanying a 1509 German Translation of Amerigo Vespucci's Letter to Pietro Soderini (September 4, 1504) (Illustrations) and Text)
Chapter 24 Christoph Weiditz's Drawing of an Indian Woman of Mexico (1529) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 25 Christoph Weiditz's Drawing of a Morisco Woman and Her Daughter at Home (1529) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 26 II: The Americas as New Worlds for All?
Chapter 27 The Jesuit and the Bishop, Bahia, Brazil (1550s)
Chapter 28 Fray Pedro de Gante's Letter to Charles V, Mexico City (1552)
Chapter 29 The Evils of Cochineal, Tlaxcala, Mexico (1553)
Chapter 30 The Indian Pueblo of Texupa in Sixteenth-Century Mexico (1579)
Chapter 31 Alonso Ortiz's Letter to His Wife, Mexico City (March 8, 1574?)
Chapter 32 Jerónimo de Benarcama's Letter to Francisco de Borja, Granada, Spain (1566)
Chapter 33 José de Acosta on the Salvation of the Indians (1588)
Chapter 34 Two Images from the Codex Osuna, Mexico City (1565) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 35 Two Images from the Codex Sierra, Oaxaca, Mexico (1550s-1560s) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 36 Fray Diego Valadés's Ideal Atrio and Its Activities (1579) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 37 The Huejotzingo Altarpiece, Mexico (1586) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 38 The Mulatto Gentlemen of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, by Thomas B. F. Cummins and William B. Taylor (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 39 Blacks Dancing (ca. 1640) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 40 III: Mid-Colonial Ways and Orders
Chapter 41 Making an Image and a Shrine, Copacabana, Peru (1582?1621)
Chapter 42 Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala's Appeal Concerning the Priests, Peru (ca. 1615)
Chapter 43 Pedro de León Portocarrero's Description of Lima, Peru (early Seventeenth century)
Chapter 44 The Church and Monastery of San Francisco, Lima, Peru (1673)
Chapter 45 Santa Rosa of Lima According to a Pious Accountant (1617)
Chapter 46 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's Letter to Sor Filotea (1691)
Chapter 47 Portraits of Santa Rosa and Sor Juana
Chapter 48 Two Slaveries: The Sermons of Padre Antúnio Vieira, Salvador, Bahia (ca. 1633) and So Luís do Maranho (1653)
Chapter 49 Confessing to the Holy Office of the Inquisition, Bahia, Brazil (1592 and 1618)
Chapter 50 Francisco de Avila's Christmas Eve Sermon (1646)
Chapter 51 The Witness Francisco Poma y Altas Caldeas of San Pedro de Acas, Cajatambo, Peru (1657)
Chapter 52 Crossing and Dome of the Rosary Chapel, Church of Santo Domingo, Puebla, Mexico (1632?1690) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 53 Two Paintings of A Corpus Christi Procession in Cusco, Peru (ca. 1674?1680) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 54 A Black Irmandade in Bahia, Brazil (1699)
Chapter 55 IV: Iberian Rules and American Practices in the Eighteenth Century
Chapter 56 As for the Spaniard, their time is up. . . . I am the owner of these lands and the son of the True God, Jauja, Peru. 1742?1752
Chapter 57 Nicolós Enguir±'s Letter to the Governor of Buenos Aires (1753)
Chapter 58 José de Guivez's Decrees for the King's Subjects in Mexico (1769, 1778)
Chapter 59 The Foundation of Nuestra Seóora de Guadalupe de los Morenos de Amapa, Mexico (1769)
Chapter 60 Concolorcorvo Engages the Postal Inspector about Indian Affairs, Lima, Peru (1776)
Chapter 61 Taming the Wilderness, Minas Gerais, Brazil (1769)
Chapter 62 Thanking Saint Anne - An Ex-Voto from Minas Gerais, Brazil (1755) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 63 Jeremiah in the Stocks - Baroque Art from the Gold Fields of Minas Gerais, Brazil (ca. 1770s) (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 64 Two Castas Paintings from Eighteenth-Century Mexico (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 65 Religion and the State Conjoined: Discourses on the Ten Commandments by Juan Francisco Domínguez, Mexico (1805)
Chapter 66 Brazilian Slaves Who Married (1811)
Chapter 67 Two Brazilian Wills (1793 and 1823)
Chapter 68 Late Eighteenth-Century Inscriptions on Fountains and Monuments in Mexico City (Illustrations and Text)
Chapter 69 T±pac Amaru I, Remembered (Eighteenth century) (Illustration and Text)
Chapter 70 America Nursing Spanish Noble Boys, Peru (ca. 1770s) (Illustration and Text)
Chapter 71 José María Morelos's Sentiments of the Nation, Chilpancingo, Mexico (1813)
Chapter 72 The Argentine Declaration of Independence, San Miguel de Tucumán (1816)
Chapter 73 The Brazilian Constitution and the Church (1824)
Chapter 74 Glossary
Chapter 75 Notes on Selections and Sources
Chapter 76 Index

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