ANTHRCUL 346 - Latin America: The Colonial Period
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How were the peoples and cultures of the early modern Atlantic world transformed by the encounters between Portuguese missionaries and Amerindians, African slaves and Dutch merchants, Spanish conquistadors and indigenous leaders in colonial Latin America? This course will examine the history of this dynamic region by looking at the nature of these interactions from pre-Columbian times through early European overseas exploration and settlement up to the nineteenth-century wars of independence. We will address how class, gender, racial and ethnic identities took on particular meanings as peoples, ideas, and commodities circulated and intermingled between Africa, Europe, and the Americas. We will look at documents such as court cases to explore the ways in which human dramas were transformed into written records, and the means historians use to reconstruct those dramas. Through close readings of primary sources, we will come to understand how plantation slavery, mining, and other colonial institutions shaped peoples’ experiences and how these same individuals struggled to adapt these imposed institutional structures to suit their own needs. Finally, we will seek answers to why European colonial domination lasted as long as it did, what the primary causes were of its demise, and in what ways modern Latin American nations can be seen as heirs to the legacies of the colonial system.

ANTHRCUL 346 - Latin America: The Colonial Period
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31771
Open
62
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
31773
Open
2
 
-
M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
31775
Open
7
 
-
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
31777
Open
9
 
-
Th 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
41181
Open
12
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 1405183683
A history of Latin America to 1825, Author: Bakewell, P. J. (Peter John), 1943-, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780521333979
Ambivalent conquests : Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570, Author: Clendinnen, Inga., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1987
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780195125122
Colonial lives : documents on Latin American history, 1550-1850, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2000
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780822322597
Colonial habits : convents and the spiritual economy of Cuzco, Peru, Author: Burns, Kathryn, 1959-, Publisher: Duke University Press 1999
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780807070727
Lieutenant nun : memoir of a Basque transvestite in the New World, Author: Erauso, Catalina de, b. ca. 1592., Publisher: Beacon Press 1996
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780195160772
Seven myths of the Spanish conquest, Author: Restall, Matthew, 1964-, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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