Latin America and Its People

ISBN-10: 0205520537
ISBN-13: 9780205520534
Edition: 2nd 2008
List price: $97.20
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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  More...

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Book details

List price: $97.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

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

List of Features
List of Maps and Color Plates
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: ldquo;Mother Culturerdquo; of Mexico?
Chaviacute;n de Huantar in Peru
The Cities of Classic Mesoamerica
Monte Albaacute;n Teotihuacan Maya
Civilization in the Classic Era Peru
After Chaviacute;n The Moche
The Nazca Tiwanaku
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
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.
Conclusion Learning More About Latin Americans
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 ldquo;Pueblordquo; 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 ldquo;Convivenciardquo;
Iberian Society in the Fifteenth Century
Iberia and the Beginnings of Overseas Expansion
How Historians Understand
Counting People In Past Societies
Latin American Lives TANTA CARHUA
Bride Of The Sun
Slice of Life
The Marketplace At Tlatelolco
Conclusion Learning More About Latin Americans
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 Corteacute;s and the Aztecs
The Search for ldquo;Otro Meacute;xicordquo;
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 ldquo;Spiritual Conquestrdquo; 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 Latin American
Lives BARTOLOMEacute; DE LAS CASAS, 1474-1566
How Historians Understand Malinche And The Uses Of Historical Memory
Slice of Life
The Cuzco Cabildo Founds A Convent, 1551 Conclusion
Learning More About Latin Americans
The Iberiansrsquo; 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 Iberiansrsquo; New World
Capital Cities Provincial Capitals and Other
Towns Urban Amenities Urban Working Classes

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