Latin America and Its People to 1830

ISBN-10: 0205520529

ISBN-13: 9780205520527

Edition: 2nd 2008

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Description: Offering a balance of social, political, environmental, and cultural history,Latin America and Its Peoplelooks at the whole of Latin America in a thematic rather than country-by-country approach. This engaging textbook emphasizes the stories of the diverse people of Latin America, their everyday lives, and the issues that affected them. nbsp; Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, Cheryl Martin and Mark Wasserman,Latin America and Its Peoplepresents a fresh interpretative survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the beginning of the Twenty-First Century. It examines the many institutions that Latin Americans have built and rebuilt - families, governments, churches, political parties, labor unions, schools, and armies - and it does so through the lives of the people who forged these institutions and later altered them to meet the changing circumstances. nbsp; Emphasizes the story of the diverse people of Latin America, their everyday lives, and the issues and forces that affect them. nbsp; Latin American History nbsp; Latin American History

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List price: $71.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Features
List of Maps and Color Plates
Map of National Capitals
Preface
About the Authors
The First Peoples of the Americas
The First Americans
Coming to America
Subsistence Strategies and the Development of Agriculture
Sedentary Communities and Ceremonial Centers
Ceremonial Centers in Mexico and Peru
The Olmec: "Mother Culture" of Mexico?
Chavin de Huantar in Peru
The Cities of Classic Mesoamerica
Monte Alban
Teotihuacan
Maya Civilization in the Classic Era
Peru After Chavin
The Moche
The Nazca
Tiwemaku
The Wari Empire
Mesoamerica and Peru, 900-1400 C.E.
The Toltecs
The Mixtecs of Oaxaca
The Post-Classic Maya
Peru after Tiwanaku and Wari
The World of Early Americans
People and Their Environment
Early Americans and Their Beliefs
Communities, States, and War
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Archaeology, Literacy, and the Study of History
Latin American Lives: Pacal the Great, King of Palenque, 603-683 C.E.
Slice of Life: The Craft Workers of Chan Chan, 1400 C.E.
Americans and Iberians on the Eve of Contact
Mesoamerica in the Fifteenth Century
The Rise of the Mexica
Mexica Statecraft
Mexica Religion
Everyday Life in the Time of the Mexica
Mesoamerica on the Eve of the Spanish Invasion
The Andes in the Fifteenth Century
The Rise of the Incas
Inca Statecraft
Andean Religion in the Time of the Incas
Everyday Life in the Time of the Incas
The Aztecs and Incas Compared
The Diversity of American Peoples
The Tainos and Caribs
The Tupi of Coastal Brazil
The "Pueblo" Peoples of New Mexico
The Spanish and the Portuguese
Centuries of Conquest
Medieval Iberia and the Reconquista
Iberian Monarchies in the Fifteenth Century
The Breakdown of Iberian "Convivencia"
Iberian Society in the Fifteenth Century
Iberia and the Beginnings of Overseas Expansion
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Counting People in Past Societies
Latin American Lives: Tanta Carhua, Bride of the Sun
Slice of Life: The Marketplace at Tlatelolco
The European Conquest of America
The Europeans Arrive
Columbus and the First Encounters
The Caribbean Colonies
The Portuguese in Brazil
The Spanish in Mesoamerica and the Andes
Cortes and the Aztecs
The Search for "Otro Mexico"
The Pizarros and the Incas
Military Conquest or Strategic Alliance?
Building a Colonial Society
The Ecological Conquest
Conquistadors, Encomenderos, and Native Peoples
A Multiracial Society in Formation
The "Spiritual Conquest" of Latin America
Early Evangelization
The Impact of Evangelization
Resistance to Christianity
The Consolidation of Colonial Empires
The Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru
The Spanish Colonial Bureaucracy
Royal Government in Brazil
The Church in Spanish America and Brazil
The Spanish and Portuguese Empires
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Malinche and the Uses of Historical Memory
Latin American Lives: Bartolome de Las Casas, 1474-1566
Slice of Life: The Cuzco Cabildo Founds a Convent, 1551
The Iberians' New World
The Lure of Precious Metals
The Silver Boom
Labor and Technology in Silver Mining
Procuring a Labor Supply
Gold Mining in Brazil
Agriculture
Sugar Plantations
Haciendas and Ranches
Landownership
Landed Elites
Rural Society
Trade and Transportation
International Commerce
Overland Transport
Merchants
Mercantile Restrictions
Cities and Towns in the Iberians' New World
Capital Cities
Provincial Capitals and Other Towns
Urban Amenities
Urban Working Classes
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Documenting Colonial Enterprise
Latin American Lives: Antonio Lopez de Quiroga, Bolivian Entrepreneur
Slice of Life: The Safra in Colonial Brazil
The Amerindians' Changing World
Native Communities in Mesoamerica and the Andes
Shifting Populations in the Republica de Indios
Local Government in the Republica de Indios
Subsistence and Survival in the Republica de Indios
Native Communities and the Cash Economy
Families and Households in the Republica de Indios
Religion and Community Life in the Republica de Indios
Natives as Catholics
Belief and Practice in the Republica de Indios
Religion and Community Identity
Mission Indians
Jesuit and Franciscan Missions
Native Peoples in the Jesuit and Franciscan Missions
Mission Indians and Colonial Society
Native Peoples and the Colonial Order
Indians in the Republica de Espanoles
"Indios Barbaros"
Regional Revolts
Native Historical Memory and the Colonial Order
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Measuring Acculturation Using Indigenous Language Sources
Latin American Lives: Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala
Slice of Life: The Indians of Oaxtepec Defend Their Land and Water
A New People and Their World
The Making of Multiethnic Societies
Spanish and Portuguese Immigrants
Creoles
Mestizos and Mamelucos
African Slaves
Slave Resistance
Maroon Communities
Free Blacks and Mulattos
Race and Class in Colonial Latin America
Social and Cultural Definitions of Race
Class and Ethnicity
Honor, Gender, and Patriarchy
Honor and the Patriarchal Family
Marriage and the Family
Honor and Sexuality
Honor and Homosexuality
The Limits of Patriarchy
Convents: "Islands of Women"
Convents and Colonial Society
Conformity and Defiance in Colonial Society
The Social Etiquette of Everyday Life
The Administration of Justice
The Inquisition and Deviant Behavior
Rituals of Rule
Scatological Songs and Dances of Defiance
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Parish Registers and the Study of Colonial Society
Latin American Lives: Juana de Cobos, Baker in Chihuahua
Slice of Life: Corpus Christi in Cuzco
The Shifting Fortunes of Colonial Empires
The Spanish and Portuguese Empires in Eighteenth-Century Politics
Great Britain and Latin America
The Seven Years' War
The American Revolution and Latin America
The French Revolution and Latin America
The Haitian Revolution
The Bourbon and Pombaline Reforms
Defending the Spanish Empire
Administrative Restructuring and New Viceroyalties
The Power of the Church
Economic Development
Latin American Peoples in the Age of Revolution
Social Change in the Late Colonial Period
The Changing Face of Colonial Cities
The Enlightenment in Latin America
Resistance and Rebellion in the Late Colonial Period
Developing Creole Consciousness
Resistance to the Bourbon Reforms
Conspiracies in Brazil
The Great Rebellion in Peru
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Revisionism and the Debate over Comparative Slavery
Latin American Lives: Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui, Tupac Amaru II
Slice of Life: The Royal Tobacco Factory in Mexico City
The New Nations of Latin America
Spanish America and the Crisis of 1808
Spain and the Napoleonic Invasion
Representative Government in Spain and America, 1808-1814
The "American Question"
Spanish American Grievances and the Crisis of 1808
Mexico
Venezuela
Argentina
Spanish American Independence
The Final Campaigns
Regional Conflicts in the Spanish American Struggle for Independence
The Independence of Brazil
The Portuguese Monarchy in Brazil
Popular Unrest in Brazil
The Culmination of Brazilian Independence
The Meaning of Independence
Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
How Historians Understand: Were the Wars of Independence the Turning Point?
Latin American Lives: Jose Antonio Aponte, Sculptor of Havana
Slice of Life: The 16th of September: Independence Day in Mexico
Glossary
Credits
Index
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