Nonsedentary - who had little
February 3 The Fall of Tenochtitlan and Cuzco
Readings: Chasteen, 32-37.
*Bernal Daz del Castillo, A Conquistador Recounts the Beginnings of the
Campaign to Defeat the Aztec Empire, 1519-1521, in Erin E. OConnor and Leo
J. Garofalo, Documenting Latin Amer
January 29 Spain before Columbus
Readings: Chasteen, 17-21
*John Edward, A Conquistador Society? The Spain Columbus Left, History Today
42 (May 1992), 10-16.
*The Spanish Inquisition and The Spanish Character in Benjamin Keen, Latin
*Irene Silverblatt, Moon, Sun, and Witches: Gender Ideologies and Class in Inca and
Colonial Peru, xvii-xix, 3-19
Incas (Inkas) - Inka Empire or Incan Empire, was the largest empir
Readings:*Louise M. Burkhart, Mexica Women on the Home Front: Housework and Religion
in Aztec Mexico, in eds. Susan Schroeder, Stephanie Wood, and Robert Haskett,
Indian Women of Early Mexico, 4-5, 25-49, 52 (skip 5
February5Encomienda and Debates over the Justice of Conquest
and Caimari, 76-78 [excerpt from Historia de las Indias]
*de las Casas, Gods Angry Man, Buffingt
February 10 Slavery in Latin America
Reading: Chasteen, 22-29.
*Robert Edgar Conrad, From Babylon to Jerusalem Slavery and the Catholic
Church, in ed. Robert Edgar Conrad, Children of Gods Fire: A Documentary
History of Black Slavery in B
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA
Frericks Center 051
Professor Tracey Jaffe
Office: HM 432
Office Hours: T/TH 12:30-1:00 & 6:00-6:30
This course surveys Latin
February26Ordering Colonial Society: Class and Caste
*The Colonial City: Mexico City, in Keen, 157-164.
*The Indian Town, in Keen, 164-166.
*The Mestizo: Seed of Tomorrow, in Keen, 120-121, 129-131
February19Ordering Colonial Society: Gender
*Karen Vieira Powers, Women in the Crucible of Conquest: The Gendered Genesis
of Spanish American Society, 1500-1600, 39-45, 47-60, 181-186.
Patriarchy natural ri
February12Plantation Slavery in Brazil and the Caribbean
Reading: *Brown, 233-235, 238-243, 245-248.
*David Gomes Jardim, There Are Plantations Where the Slaves Are Numb with
Hunger: A Medical Thesis on Plantation Diseases and Their Causes (1847) in
February17SpiritualConquest: The Catholic Church in Colonial Society
Readings:Chasteen,41, 48-49, 56-59, 62-65.
*Fray Jernimo de Mendieta, The Spiritual Conquest, in Jospehy and Henderson,