Colonial Latin America|
Fall 2020 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: 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 indigenous 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-Arcp/Hist)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Mark A. Burkholder and Lyman L. Johnson, COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA, (8TH edition)
Inga Clenndinen, AMBIVALENT CONQUESTS
John H. Elliott, EMPIRES OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD
Catalina de Erauso, LIEUTENANT NUN: MEMOIR OF A BASQUE TRANSVESTITE IN THE NEW WORLD
Kahtryn Joy McNight and Leo J. Garofalo, AFRO-LATINO VOICES: NARRATIVES FROM THE EARLY MODERN IBERO-ATLANTIC WORLD, 1550-1812
Alejandro de la Fuente, HAVANA AND THE ATLANTIC IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
Elinor G.K. Melville, A PLAGUE OF SHEEP: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO
Alida Metcalf, GO-BETWEENS AND THE COLONIZATION OF BRAZIL, 1500-1600
Kenneth Mills and William Taylor, COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY
Stuart Schwartz, SLAVES, PEASANTS AND REBELS: RECONSIDERING BRAZILIAN SLAVERY
Camilla Townsend, MALINTZIN'S CHOICES: AN INDIAN WOMAN IN THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will be required to complete a map quiz. Assignments include: an in-class midterm, a take home final exam and two short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No unexcused absences; no late papers accepted.
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