Latin America: A Social History of the Colonial Period
In [this book, the author] presents Latin American history from the "bottom up" with emphasis on indigenous peoples, African slaves, and mixed-race workers and peasants. According to [the author], colonialism was a process of accommodation and conflict between numerous ethnic groups and the European settlers who took control of the land and the people. The cultural diversity and racial mixture unique to the colonial experience find ample expression in ... many historical documents that depict the contributions of ordinary people. -Back cover.
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The Encounter between Native Americans
The Ancient Mesoamericans
The Ancient South Americans
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