Conquest, Colonialism, Resistance

Using the textbook Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean, we tackled Sanabria chapter 3 on “Conquest, Colonialism, and Resistance.”

This was for a Peoples of Latin America and Caribbean 2021 course, after reading about the Americas “Before the Europeans.” This concluded part 1 of the course–we then began part 2 with the chapter on Independence and Nation-Building.


Conquest, Colonialism, Resistance

This class considers how the Caribbean and Latin America came under European control, the process of colonialism, and resistance to those processes. In many ways, the colonial script continues to play out in Latin American and Caribbean countries today.

Much of the material in this class was inspired by Trouillot’s Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1997).


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