Fall 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is designed to give students an overview of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Latin America from the pre-Conquest era to the end of Independence (roughly 1821). Broadly speaking, each week’s material will be presented in a chronological fashion, but within those broad chronological divisions, we will be examining material thematically. We will specifically focus on the different themes that affected the way life and society were organized during the colonial period, and how these themes were interrelated.
Mark Burkholder and Lyman Johnson, Colonial Latin America, 7th ed, Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 0195386059
Kenneth Andrien, ed. The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America, SR Books, 2002. ISBN: 0-8420-2888-9
Lyman Johnson, et. al., eds. The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. ISBN: 0-8263-1906-8.
Richard Boyer, et. al., eds. Colonial Lives: Documents on Latin America History, 1550-1850, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 0-19-512512-6.
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