43.209 Colonial Latin America

Colonial Latin America

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5206
Status Active

This class examines the history of Latin America from 1492 until the early nineteenth century. After considering the rise of the Aztec and Inca empires, we will consider how the Spanish and Portuguese were able to acquire and maintain control in the region. Topics include indigenous-European relations, slavery, economic developments, the challenges of maintaining a colonial government, and Latin American independence.