Latin America to Independence

HIST 105
Latin America to Independence

This class surveys the history of the colonial period (from 1492 to 1825) of what is now called Latin America. We will discuss pre-Columbian America, Europe in the fifteenth century, the encounter between the Old and the New Worlds, its consequences, the working of colonial institutions, the place of slavery, the role of race and ethnicity in the construction of colonial power, women in a multi-ethnic patriarchal colonial society, the role of the Church, and the coming of independence.

 

Tuesday/Thursday: 11.00-12.20PM

Instructor: Prof. Claudia Brosseder