People and Issues in Latin American History Vol I (Paperback)

People and Issues in Latin American History Vol I By Jane M. Rausch (Editor), Lewis Hanke (Editor) Cover Image
By Jane M. Rausch (Editor), Lewis Hanke (Editor)
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Within these pages students will meet Bartolom de Las Casas, the stout defender of the indigenous Americans in 16th-century Spanish America, and Antonio Vieira, his 17th-century counterpart in Brazil. They will critically examine Columbus's role in the Iberian conquest of America, and encounter Isabel Moctezuma, a "pioneer of mestizaje"; Juan Garrido, a black conquistador; Sor Juana de la Cruz, "supreme poet" of the 17th-century Spanish world; Tupac Amaru, the leader of the last Inca rebellion; and the German savant Alexander von Humboldt. Finally, they will read about the nameless men and women -- Spanish, Portuguese, indigenous American, and African -- whose collective stories make the history of 300 years ago more comprehensible to our contemporary mentalities.

Praise For…

"An excellent survey of the varied work of historians of Latin America."

-Times Literary Supplement

"Demonstrating an admirable sensitivity for women's history, Hanke includes a section on Indian women and Spanish men, and an analysis of Spanish women in the sixteenth century. The strengths of the book remain particularly in descriptions of urban life, the Inquisition, and Indian-Spanish relations in the sixteenth century."

-HAHR (Hispanic American Historical Review)

"...unique, stimulating and useful...combining arresting primary sources with incisive selections from a variety of historians."

-Newsletter: Conference on Latin American History

"An immensely scholarly collection."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781558763890
ISBN-10: 1558763899
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
Publication Date: April 16th, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English