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History of Latin America (3RD 10 Edition)by Peter Bakewell
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The third edition of Peter Bakewell’s highly successful narrative history of Latin America features several enhancements and additions, along with the expertise of historian Jacqueline Holler, to reflect the latest scholarship and further improve its utility for students and instructors. The book presents an epic treatment of Latin American history, beginning from the first human presence up to 1825, when the majority of Iberian colonies in America broke free from colonialism to emerge as sovereign states.
This edition of A History of Latin America to 1825 continues its emphasis on fundamental aspects of Latin American history – explorations, economy, administration, and politics – while addressing the region’s major social and cultural influences. Special emphasis is placed on illustrating the connections between changes in the colonies and the sweeping historic changes happening in the colonizing powers, Spain and Portugal. Adding depth and balance to the analysis are personal insights into colonial and pre-colonial Latin American society shared by the authors. Another highlight of this new edition is enhanced coverage of a variety of topics that have contributed to Latin America’s rich history, including the history of women, gender, Africans in the Iberian colonies, and pre-Columbian peoples.
Sweeping in scope, and supplemented with over fifty illustrations, maps, and photographs, A History of Latin America to 1825, third edition, provides a vivid analytical narrative of the historic events and cultural influences that shaped early Latin America.
The updated and enhanced third edition of A History of Latin America to 1825 presents a comprehensive narrative survey of Latin American history from the region's first human presence until the majority of Iberian colonies in America emerged as sovereign states c. 1825.
About the Author
Peter Bakewell is Edmund and Louise Kahn Professor of History at Southern Methodist University and has taught in the US since 1975. His major research and writing has centered on the history of silver mining and related topics in colonial Spanish America. His previous works include Silver Mining and Society in Colonial Mexico: Zacatecas, 1546–1700 (1971) and Silver and Entrepreneurship in Seventeenth-Century Potosí: The Life and Times of Antonio López de Quiroga (1988).
Jacqueline Holler is Associate Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, Canada. She is the author of Escogidas Plantas: Nuns and Beatas in Mexico City, 1531–1601 (2003), and of articles on colonial Mexico.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
List of Maps.
List of Photo Essays.
Series Editor’s Preface.
Preface to the Third Edition.
Conventions Used in the Text.
Part I: Bases:
1. Lands and Climates.
2. American Peoples.
Aztecs and Incas.
Less Known Cultures.
3. Iberia and Africa.
Part II: Approaches:
4. Columbus and Others.
5. Experiment in the Caribbean.
6. Military Conquest.
Part III: Domination:
7. Administration: The Power of Paper.
8. Church: Friars, Bishops, and the State.
9. Society: Old Orders Changed.
10. Economy: Ships and Silver.
Part IV: Mature Colonies:
11. The Seventeenth Century: A Slacker Grip.
Challenges to Spain.
Production, Taxes, and Trade in America.
Indians in the Heartlands: Making their own Space.
Indians on the Peripheries.
Arts, Formal and Popular.
Varieties of Mestizaje.
12. Eighteenth-Century Spanish America: Reformed or Deformed?
People, Production, and Commerce.
Bourbon Revisions of Rules and Principles.
Society: Change, and Protest.
Creole Self-Awareness: Rejection and Reception of Europe.
The Eighteenth-Century Balance.
Part V Portugal in America.
13. Colonial Brazil: Slaves, Sugar, and Gold.
Explorers, Interlopers, and Settlers.
Indians and Jesuits.
People and Government.
Outsiders: The Dutch, and Others, in Brazil.
Movement Inland: Slavers, Prospectors, and Stockmen.
The Indians and Father Vieira.
Government and Economy in the Seventeenth Century.
The Age of Gold.
Pombal and Reform.
Products of Mind and Sensibility.
Part VI: Independence and Beyond:
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