09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR
Section Information for Fall 2018
This course examines the history of colonial Spanish and Portuguese America, including Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, the Andes, and Brazil. We begin with the pre-contact civilizations of the Americas and end with national independence movements in the early 19th century. We will study the wars of conquest; the ecological, cultural and economic effects of contact among Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans; colonial political structures; and labor systems including African slavery and other forms of forced labor.