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The Colonial Latin America : Essays on Economic Dependence in Perspective - Mark A. Burkholder

The Colonial Latin America

Essays on Economic Dependence in Perspective

Paperback Published: 15th January 1970
ISBN: 9780195012927
Number Of Pages: 240

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Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World and their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Now thoroughly updated in this seventh edition, 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.
Distinctive Features
* Provides a comprehensive and well-balanced account, covering all aspects of life--political, social, religious, economic, military, and cultural
* Offers an inclusive discussion of all groups and strata of society--including slaves and women--and a nuanced discussion of race, class, and gender
* Superbly written, making it readable for any audience
* Presents solid scholarship--this is the most current and authoritative book on the market
New to this Edition
* Reorganized coverage of the imperial crisis and Independence Era is spread out over three chapters and incorporates all of the major new scholarship in these areas
* New discussion of the Haitian revolution and its regional significance
* Expanded discussion of the African influence on early colonial development

Industry Reviews

"For more than a decade I have been teaching Latin American history and I keep returning to Burkholder and Johnson. While I have used other texts, student demand to have a balanced narrative assessing and analyzing the political, economic, social, and cultural factors that created Latin American society always pushes me back to this text in particular. From Ayllus to Zambos and Caciques to Conquistadors, no other text covers so much and explains it all so clearly."-- Matt D. Childs, University of South Carolina "I think the text is the best out there for colonial Lat. Am. It is well wrtitten and easily accessible. I wish it were shorter and that the social history chapters were differently organized to go more with my teaching." -Mark Carey, Washing and Lee University "For the colonial period, I have not found a better text than Burkholder and Johnson." -Patricia Harms, Brandon University "So often, we dream of seeing three simple words on the backs of our books: 'At long last...' Well, this book deserves them! At long last, we have before us a book that tackles the complexity and richness of the Spanish and Portugese colonial experiences with graceful and lively prose." -Matthew Redinger, Montana State University "The great advantage of this text is that the authors have covered most aspects of Colonial LA's political, economic, military, religious, and social history in a well-balanced compact narrative...I would adopt this text as the best one on the market for Colonial Latin America." - Stuart Hilwig, Adams State College


1. AMERICA, IBERIA, AND AFRICA BEFORE THE CONQUEST Amerindian Civilization 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

4. 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, 1680s to 1762 Brazil in the Age of Expansion New Spain, Peru, and the Reforms of Charles III The Emergence of the Periphery in Spanish America

10. CRISIS AND POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS An Era of War and Crisis for Spain and Portugal Governments of Resistance and Political Revolution, 1808-1812

11. FROM EMPIRE TO INDEPENDENCE Independence in Spanish America Portugal and Brazil in the Age of Revolution Cuba: "The Ever Faithful Isle" Spain After the Loss of Mainland America


ISBN: 9780195012927
ISBN-10: 0195012925
Series: Essays on Economic Dependence in Perspective
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th January 1970
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 14.0  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 7