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HILA 2001F19Colonial Latin American HistoryMW, 11:00-11:50AM, Nau Hall 211Professor Thomas KlubockNau 281[email protected]Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00AM and by appointment.Teaching Assistant: Nicholas Scott, [email protected]This class is an introduction to the history of Latin America from the pre-conquest period to independence. The class covers the societies and states of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula before 1492, the conquest of Latin America, the formation of the imperial system and colonial societies and economies, the African slave trade and slavery in the Americas, the wars for independence, and the legacies of colonialism in Latin America. We will be concerned throughout with the ways in which different social groups - indigenous peoples, African slaves and free people, members of different ethnic castes, women, and members of different political and economic classes- built, navigated, and resisted the economic, social and political institutions of Spanish and Portuguese rule in Latin America. The class will also consider the ways in which the history of colonialism in Latin America shaped contemporary social, cultural, economic, and political realities.Requirements for the course are two in-class midterm exams (25% of final grade each) and a final exam (25% of final grade). The three exams will be closed-book. Students will