HST 375 Born in Blood & Fire: Latin America Age of Conquest & Empire (A,W)

Analyzes the dynamics of Spanish and Portuguese conquest in the “New World,” from the 1490s, including gender dynamics; indigenous and enslaved African peoples’ active shaping of colonial rule, including racial concepts and practices; and the Catholic church’s regulation of gender relations. Examines regional diversity and the sudden collapse of the colonial system in the independence wars of 1810s. 3 Cr.