Colonial Latin America|
|Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor|
This course studies the history of Latin America and the Caribbean from pre-conquest times to the emergence of independence movements in the early 19th century. Lectures will explore the key environmental, cultural, economic, political, and religious transformations that shaped colonial societies throughout the region. Beginning with the formation of Amerindian and Iberian polities before 1492, we will consider how early modern colonial governance functioned and evolved throughout the period of Spanish and Portuguese rule in the Americas. Through an array of primary and secondary sources we will reconstruct the lived experiences of a diversity of actors across the colonial world. We will pay particular attention to the methods and approaches that scholars have used to understand the history of the region.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(CEAS-History)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(LAST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Mark A. Burkholder and Lyman L. Johnson, COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA, (8TH edition)
Inga Clenndinen, AMBIVALENT CONQUESTS
Alfred Crosby, THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE
John H. Elliott, EMPIRES OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD
Ada Ferrer, FREEDOM¿ MIRROR: CUBA AND HAITI IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
Elinor G.K. Melville, A PLAGUE OF SHEEP: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO
Kenneth Mills and William Taylor, COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICA: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be required to complete one map quiz and four one-page responses to the weekly readings as part of their participation grade. Assignments include: an in-class midterm, a take home final exam and an 8-12 page paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No unexcused absences; no late papers accepted.
|Instructor(s): López Fadul,Valeria Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: PAC125; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 16||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 8||FR: 8|