HIST 3510 Colonial Latin America

3 hours; 3 credits

Latin American history from 1492 to 1880. Discovery and conquest of America; Spanish and Portugese organization of government, church, and economic institutions. Colonization, settlement, and expansion of frontiers. Economic evolution of colonial America. Rise of the cities of Latin America. Education, universities, secular culture, and the Enlightenment. Reform movements of the eighteenth century. Background of the movements for independence. Establishment of modern nation states.


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