Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Hst 365U History of Latin America, 4000 BCE - 1810

A survey from pre-Columbian times ending with Latin American independence. (4000 B.C.E. to 1810). Topics include: Paths across oceans, domesticating corn, potatoes, grains, animals; Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs, Teotihuacan, Purepecha, Mexica, Chimu, Incas, 1st peoples Brazilian basin; the Encounters; colonial mining economy; rise of Latin American consciousness, slavery, racial construction, Native American resistances; Catholic syncretism; Bourbon and Pombal reforms; Caribbean uniqueness; Haitian revolution; Portuguese Empire out of Brazil; Napoleon; rejection of Spanish political reforms, independences.


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