HIST 2301 Colonial Latin America (Fall: 3 )
Empires are often thought of as authoritarian political units that spread monolithically through time and space. This class will revise that understanding of imperial rule by closely examining the complex economic, political, environmental, and cultural trends that shaped the colonial history of the region we now call Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the rise of independent American republics in the first decades of the nineteenth century. In order to offer a general but sophisticated view of the region, we will approach this history by reading, analyzing and discussing primary and secondary sources.
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