I.         Announcements

Welcome to the History of Latin America!  Please visit me in my office hours on Mondays – Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in D110 for additional help.

II.       Syllabus


III.     Study Guides

Midterm Study Guide

Final Study Guide

IV.      In-Class Essay Instructions, Aluisio Azevedo’s The Slum

185 Fall Essay Instructions, The Slum

V. “Latin America in the News” Report

Latin America in the News Instructions

VI.      Class Readings

Available on Canvas (www.bellevuecollege.edu/canvas) 

VII.     Power Points

Introduction to Latin America


The Maya

The Andeans & Inca

The Aztec

Aztec & Inca Women

Human Sacrifice

Spain 1492

Columbus & the Caribbean

Cortes & the Conquest of Mexico

Fall of Peru & Brazil

Building the Colonies

The Spiritual Conquest

Race, Castas, & Honor in Colonial Society

Indian Labor, Mining & Potosi

Bourbon Reforms and Road to Independence