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HIST.2090 Colonial Latin America (Formerly 43.209)

Id: 005206 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


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.

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