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.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Human Tradition around the World Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.46(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.02(d)|
About the Author
Kenneth J. Andrien holds the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in History at Southern Methodist University.