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Colonial Latin America examines the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World from their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Updated and expanded, the eighth edition of Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America.

New to This Edition:

* More comprehensive throughout, with new coverage of the Bourbon reforms and independence

* Revised and expanded discussions of Spanish and Portuguese imperial reforms, eighteenth-century rebellions and conspiracies in Spanish America and Brazil, and the early national period

* Extended and refocused examination of the Peninsular War and patriotic resistance in Spain and Portugal

* Revised discussion of mining and fiscal administration based on new research on silver production

* Updated chronologies and suggested readings for every chapter

* New illustrations

About the Author

Mark A. Burkholder is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Lyman L. Johnson is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Table of Contents

Maps

Preface

1. AMERICA, IBERIA, AND AFRICA BEFORE THE CONQUEST

Amerindian Civilizations on the Eve of European Conquest

The Iberian World in the Late Fifteenth Century

Atlantic Africa in the Fifteenth Century

First Encounters in the New World

2. THE AGE OF CONQUEST

The Conquest of Mexico

The Conquest of Peru

The Ebbtide of Conquest

Black Participation in the Age of Conquest

Conundrums and the Columbian Exchange

3. RULING NEW WORLD EMPIRES

Imperial Organization and Administration

The Colonial Church

4. POPULATION AND LABOR

Changes in the Colonial Population

Indian Labor

Slavery and the Slave Trade

5. PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE, AND DEFENSE

The Mining and Sugar Industries

International Trade and Taxation

Defense

The Colonial Economy

6. THE SOCIAL ECONOMY: SOCIETIES OF CASTE AND CLASS

Evolution of Colonial Societies

The Elites

Urban and Rural Middle Groups

The Broad Base of Colonial Society

7. THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY

Family: The Foundation of Colonial Society

Women in Colonial Societies and Economies

The Culture of Honor

8. LIVING IN AN EMPIRE

Colonial Settings

Daily Life in the Colonies

The Cultural Milieu

9. IMPERIAL EXPANSION

The Spanish Colonies: From the War of Succession to the Loss of Havana

Brazil in the Age of Expansion

10. THE ERA OF CAROLINE REFORMS

New Spain and Peru

The Emergence of the Periphery in Spanish America

11. CRISIS AND POLITICAL REVOLUTION

An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugal

Governments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-1812

12. FROM EMPIRE TO INDEPENDENCE

Ferdinand and the Failure of Absolutism

Independence in Spanish America

Portugal and Brazil in an Era of Revolution

Cuba: The "Ever Faithful Isle"

Spain After the Loss of the Mainland Empire

13. EPILOGUE

The Economy

Government and Political Life

Social Change

A Note on Periodical Literature and Suggested Readings

Glossary

Illustration Sources and Credits

Monarchs of Spain and Portugal

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199865888
Author:
Burkholder, Mark A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Johnson, Lyman L.
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
History, World | Latin American
Subject:
World History-South America
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.2 x 0.9 in 1.35 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » Central America
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America
History and Social Science » World History » South America

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