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A History of Latin America, Volume 1: Ancient America to 1910 / Edition 8

A History of Latin America, Volume 1: Ancient America to 1910 / Edition 8

by Benjamin Keen, Keith Haynes


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ISBN-13: 9780618783205
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Keen (PhD, Yale University) was professor Emeritus from Northern Illinois University. He was a leading scholar in the field of Latin American history, particularly the colonial period in Mexico. Although retired from active teaching for some years, Keen continued to research, write, and lecture until his death in late 2002.

Keith Haynes (PhD 1981 Northern Illinois University) is Professor of History at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he has taught Latin American and U.S. diplomatic history for more than 20 years.

Table of Contents

I. The Colonial Heritage of Latin America. 1. Ancient America. Environment and Culture in Ancient America. The Maya of Central America. The Aztecs of Mexico. The Incas of Peru. 2. The Hispanic Background. The Medieval Heritage of Iberia's Christian Kingdoms. Ferdinand and Isabella: The Catholic Sovereigns. The Hapsburg Era: Triumph and Tragedy. 3. The Conquest of America. The Great Voyages. The Conquest of Mexico. The Conquest of Peru. How a Handful of Spaniards Won Two Empires. The Quest for El Dorado. 4. The Economic Foundations of Colonial Life. Tribute and Labor in the Spanish Colonies. The Colonial Economy. Commerce, Smuggling, and Piracy. 5. State, Church, and Society. Political Institutions of the Spanish Empire. The Church in the Indies. The Structure of Class and Caste. 6. Colonial Brazil. The Beginning of Colonial Brazil. Government and Church. Masters and Slaves. 7. The Bourbon Reforms and Spanish America. Reform and Recovery. Colonial Culture and the Enlightenment. Creole Nationalism. Colonial Society in Transition, 1750-1810: An Overview. The Revolt of the Masses. 8. The Independence of Latin America. Background of the Wars of Independence. The Liberation of South America. Mexico's Road to Independence. Latin American Independence: A Reckoning. II. Latin America in the Nineteenth Century. 9. Decolonization and the Search for National Identities, 1821-1870. The Fruits of Independence. Mexico. Argentina. Chile. United Provinces of Central America. 10. Race, Nation, and the Meaning of Freedom, 1821-1888. Brazil. Peru. Peruvian Politics and Economy. Cuba. Gran Columbia. 11. The Triumph of Neocolonialism and the Liberal State, 1870-1900. The New Colonialism. Mexican Politics and Economy. Argentine Politics and Economy. Chilean Politics and Economy. Brazilian Politics and Economy. Central American Politics and Economy. Venezuelan Politics and Economy. Columbian Politics and Economy.

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