HISTORY 557 - Latin America: The Colonial Period
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces the early period of Latin American history. We begin by exploring Amerindian civilizations on the eve of European arrival in the Americas, before turning to the Iberian Peninsula in the years leading up and through Spanish and Portuguese expansion. We study interactions among Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans, and the emergence of multi-ethnic societies, political and religious cultures in what might most accurately be called a New World for all. Primary sources – both texts and images – are our principal points of entry for understanding colonial systems, work regimes, tensions and conflicts, and evolving identities within “colonial Latin America.” Our focus extends into late eighteenth-century when a variety of struggles and rebellions across the region anticipated independence movements in the early nineteenth century.

Course Requirements:

A mid-term exam will count for 15% of your total grade, and two short papers will together count for 30% (15% each). A take-home final exam will count for another 25% of the grade. Attendance at, preparation for, and participation in a discussion section is required and vital, with your overall performance counting for 30% of the grade.

Class Format:

All students will enroll in a one-hour discussion section in addition to the lecture.

HISTORY 557 - Latin America: The Colonial Period
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780842029971
Colonial Latin America : a documentary history, Author: edited by Kenneth Mills, William B. Taylor, and Sandra Lauderdale Graham., Publisher: Scholarly Resources 1st SR Boo 2004
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780521132602
Latin America in colonial times, Author: Matthew Restall, Kris Lane., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2011
ISBN: 9780199976858
Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain, Author: Jane E. Mangan, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2016
ISBN: 1442212985
The human tradition in colonial Latin America
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