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 ...Read MoreColonial 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 developmentRead Less
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This book arrived in good condition. I would recomend this book to others.
May 14, 2010
A sound recording of vast subject covering an immense area and period of time in one book. It answered a number of questions for me and does cover the basis of Spanish colonial rule without emotion. If anything the transition to Independence seemed brief but is a big enough subject in it's own right.
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