Peoples and Empires in Latin America, 1492-1820s (HIH2030A)
1492 marked the beginning of what is known today as Latin America. The European arrival, conquest and colonisation of the Americas caused the decimation of indigenous peoples and the forced transportation of millions of Africans. While Europeans named and redefined the American continent, diverse people of Amerindian, African and mixed descent also had a role in this process. This module introduces you to the peoples and empires that shaped early modern Latin America: those who were imperial subjects, those who resisted, and those who lived beyond the colonies. Emphasis will be placed on connections and exchanges across current national boundaries.