Colonial Latin America|
Fall 2015 not offered
This lecture course begins with the history of three major indigenous societies--the Maya, the Aztecs, the Incas--and continues through the formation of the Spanish and Portuguese empires. Topics include the initial contact in and conquest of the Caribbean, Meso-America, and the Andes; the imposition of imperial rule and the survival of precontact cultures; the transformation of production; the impact of and resistance to slavery; the structure of colonial communities; the role of gender, religion, ethnicity, and race in the creation of colonial identities; and the independence movements and the end of formal colonial rule. The required readings introduce students to major theoretical approaches to the history of the region; primary documents, maps, drawings, and other texts will be discussed in class.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Mark Burkholder and Lyman Johnson, Colonial Latin America - 7th edition
Douglas Cope, The Limits of Racial Domination: Plebian Society in Colonial Mexico City, 1660-1720
Kathleen Higgins, 'Licentious Liberty' in a Brazilian Gold-Mining Region
Marixa Lasso, Myths of Harmony
Karen Spalding, Huarochirí: An Andean Society Under Inca and Spanish Rule
Jesús F. de la Teja, San Antonio de Béxar:
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short papers; midterm and final exams; class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No unexcused absences; no late papers accepted.
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