Joined by Fate: Intertwined Biographies: Hernán Cortés and La Malinche, 1st Edition

  • John Albert Torres
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766098176
  • ISBN-13: 9780766098176
  • DDC: 972
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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To this day, the relationship between Hernán Cortés and his translator La Malinche remains confusing. Was Cortés a double-crossing murderer or a heroic conqueror? Was La Malinche, an enslaved woman from Aztec royalty, an intelligent woman doing what was necessary to stay alive or the betrayer of her people? The history books have not been kind to her. However you view this pair, one thing is clear: their stories cannot be told without linking their biographies. As your readers will find out, there is little doubt that their pairing forever changed Mexico and the Americas.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Spanish Conquerors.
2: Humble Beginnings.
3: The New World.
4: La Malinche.
5: Partnership.
6: La Malinche to the Rescue.
7: Cortés Meets Montezuma II.
8: The Fall of the Aztec Empire.
9: New Spain.
10: Legacy and Shifting Opinions.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.