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HIST.2090: Colonial Latin America

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inca gold figurine
Exhibit from the Latin American collection of the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde Munich Gold figure, Inca, 1450-1532, Peru Photo by Daderot          PD

Welcome to Colonial Latin America with Professor Lisa Edwards

Students will analyze primary and secondary sources to understand significant political, cultural, social, and economic structures in colonial Latin America and examine how social groups (of different ethnic or racial identities, social class, or gender) experienced the same events in different ways.  The course will help students Identify how the history of the colonial period affects Latin America today, and how residents of the region understand and value their history

Required Reading

Burkholder, Mark A. and Lyman L. Johnson. Colonial Latin America. 10th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. (8th ed., 2012 or 9th ed., 2014 also acceptable)

Jaffary, Nora E. and Jane E. Mangan, eds., Women in Colonial Latin America: Texts and Contexts. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, 2018.