09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW
Nguyen Engineering Building 1103
Section Information for Fall 2019
This course examines the colonial history of Spanish and Portuguese America. We begin with the the pre-contact civilizations of the Americas, go through the colonial period, and end with national independence in the early 19th century. We will study the wars of conquest; the ecological, cultural and economic effects of contact among Europeans, Africans, and indigenous Americans; colonial political structures; commodities such as silver, sugar, and cochineal; and labor systems including slavery.