Colonial Latin America / Mark A. Burkholder, Lyman L. Johnson.

By: Burkholder, Mark A, 1943-Contributor(s): Johnson, Lyman LMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998Edition: 3rd edDescription: viii, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cmISBN: 0195105354 (acid-free paper); 9780195105353 (acid-free paper); 0195105362 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780195105360 (pbk. : acid-free paper)Subject(s): Latin America -- History -- To 1830Additional physical formats: Online version:: Colonial Latin America.DDC classification: 980/.013 LOC classification: F1412 | .B96 1998Other classification: 15.85
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Burkholder and Johnson have written a fine general history of Spanish and Portuguese America extending through the independence period. The authors are recognized scholars who have used recent findings on demography, racial groups, and lifestyles. Unfortunately they lack the gift for distilling information that Charles Gibson displayed in his classic Spain in America (CH, May'67). Although their account of the Spanish colonies is better than the sociological version in James Lockhart and Stuart B. Schwartz's Early Latin America: A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil (CH, May'84), Brazil fares worse. The study is intended as a text but undergraduate students will have difficulty in differentiating between the colonial regimes. Other minor flaws occur in the discussion of the Spanish struggle for justice, the organization of material, and the cursory sketch of the Spanish borderlands that fails to mention California. Good supplementary reading lists appear at the end of each chapter. Highly recommended for graduate students and faculty; useful for others, including public library patrons. D. M. Flusche Eastern Michigan University

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