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hist250rr7 - Julie Gilbert HIST250, Sec 0101 Reading...

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Julie Gilbert HIST250, Sec 0101 Reading Response #7 October 20, 2008 Latin American society was thriving in the late 1500’s, agriculture and mining were lucrative, and the Spanish and Portuguese really put down roots and began to set up governance in these areas. African slavery became prevalent in the 1600’s, essentially due to the difference between African and indigenous labor. Huamanga society in Peru exploited Indian labor in mines on fields with the “mita” system, where peasants took turns working hard and brutal labor. Latin American society was rapidly expanding economically in a capitalist sense, and socially in the sense Indians wanted some form of equality and compensation for their labor. The Indians resisted being forced into labor by “flight, subterfuge, and adroit judicial politics”, which plunged “commercial economy into Depression” (Stern, 139). The more Europeans that came to Latin America provided for more mesitzos, which caused the population of purely indigenous peoples to decline. “The importance of wage labor increased” (Stern, 113). In addition, The Spanish
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course HIST 240 taught by Professor Lampe during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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