HIST:180 Latin America, 1492–1825.

An examination of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to independence. Traces developments fundamental to the establishment of colonial rule, the formation of colonial society and the origins of the independence movements in Spanish America and Brazil. Topics include contact period, the cultural and political assimilation and resistance of indigenous and African peoples, the role of the church, colonial government and economic systems, and the wars for independence. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive, Historical Perspectives.