Latin America: A Social History of the Colonial Period, 2nd Edition

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  • Jonathan C. Brown University of Texas, Austin
  • ISBN-10: 0534642330
  • ISBN-13: 9780534642334
  • 528 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2000
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.50 
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This comprehensive narrative covers Latin America's pre-Colombian and colonial periods, including its civil war and struggle for independence. Brown's clear, lively prose stresses social history (as opposed to political history). The textbook presents Latin American history from the "bottom up,"emphasizing the stories of indigenous peoples, African slaves, and mixed-race workers and peasants. According to Brown, colonialism was a process of accommodation and conflict between numerous ethnic groups and the European settlers who took control of the land and the people. The cultural diversity and racial mixture unique to the colonial experience find ample expression in illustrations, tables, charts, and up-to-date bibliographies, as well as in the many historical documents that depict the contributions of ordinary people.


Table of Contents

Part I: THE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN NATIVE AMERICANS AND EUROPEANS.
1. The Ancient Mesoamericans.
2. The Ancient South Americans.
3. Iberian Conquest and Settlement.
Part II: ESTABLISHING THE COLONIAL SOCIAL HERITAGE.
4. Colonial Institutions.
5. The Iberian-American World.
6. Native Americans.
7. African Americans.
Part III: ECONOMIC FLORESCENCE AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
8. Economic and Social Change in Spanish North America.
9. The Working People of Mexico.
10. The Emergence of Spanish South America.
11. Rebellion in the Andes.
12. Brazil�s Age of Gold.
13. The Haitian Social Revolution.
Part IV: THE AGE OF REFORM AND INDEPENDENCE.
14. The Failure to Avert the Colonial Crisis.
15. Revolution and Independence.

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Jonathan C. Brown

Jonathan C. Brown is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published four single-authored books: A SOCIOECONOMIC HISTORY OF ARGENTINA, 1776-1860 (1979); OIL AND REVOUTION IN MEXICO (1993), LATIN AMERICA: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE COLONIAL PERIOD (2000), and A BRIEF HISTORY OF ARGENTINA (2003). Two of these books have been translated and published in Latin America. His first book on Argentina, published by Cambridge University Press, won the Bolton Prize, while the colonial volume won the Hamilton Prize of the University Cooperative Society. Brown also edited a collection of essays on workers and populism in Latin America and co-edited books on the Mexican oil industry and on Argentine social history. He has published articles in the AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, the LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH REVIEW, the HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, and in Mexican and Argentine academic journals. His long-range research project concerns the formation of the Mexican oil workers union. Between 1988 and 1998, Brown directed numerous seminars in U.S. studies for Latin American scholars, as well as a university affiliation project in U.S. studies with the Universidad de Chile that was funded by the United States Information Agency.

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Customer Reviews

"(This text) is both thorough in treatment and comprehensive in scope. The writing is clear, logically arranged, and often engaging, well suited for use in undergraduate classes. The author’s vision builds upon social history, and he carries out that vision to its fullest."
— Terry Rugeley, University of Oklahoma
"The key strength of this text is that it offers clear overviews of imperial structures and economic processes, essential basics for introductory courses, while focusing on diverse peoples in diverse regions, thus providing the context for explorations of cultural history."
— John Tutino, Georgetown University
"By deciding to do a textbook focusing on the social history of colonial Latin America, the author has done the field a great service."
— María Elena Martínez, University of Southern California

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