You are looking at  1-10 of 81 articles  for:

  • History of the Americas x
Clear All

View:

Abolition and Antislavery  

John Stauffer

Print publication date:
Jul 2010
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article focuses on the historiography of abolition and antislavery. Abolitionism is an idea, articulated through language that emerged in the eighteenth century and propelled people ... More

The Acllacona and Mitmacona: diet, ethnicity, and status  

Bethany Turner-Livermore and Barbara R. Hewitt

Print publication date:
Jun 2018
Online publication date:
Apr 2018
This chapter discusses research by the authors among Inca populations from two sites in Peru. Machu Picchu was a royal Inca estate, close to the imperial capital of Cuzco and inhabited by ... More

America in 1492  

Cameron B. Wesson

Print publication date:
May 2016
Online publication date:
Apr 2016
This chapter examines the nature of Native American societies immediately prior to the advent of sustained contacts with Europeans in the late fifteenth century. Touching on the broad ... More

The Americas, 1450–2000  

Edward J. Davies, II

Print publication date:
Mar 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article discusses the history of the Americas from 1450 to 2000. It describes the Americas before European contact; disease and death brought by the European arrival in 1492 due to ... More

Andean Statecraft before the Incas  

Jerry Moore

Print publication date:
Jun 2018
Online publication date:
Apr 2018
This chapter presents an overview of pre-Inca states in the Andes, describing patterns of statecraft that came before the Inca Empire. The earliest evidence for Andean urbanism and ... More

Brazil  

Robert W. Slenes

Print publication date:
Jul 2010
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in Brazil. Brazil possessed a more varied slave economy with a much larger sector producing for the internal ... More

Chinchaysuyu and the Northern Inca Territory  

Dennis Ogburn

Print publication date:
Jun 2018
Online publication date:
Apr 2018
Based on available archaeological and ethnohistorical data, this chapter examines the nature of Inca presence in the norther portion of the empire. Located in present-day Ecuador, this ... More

Colonial Demography and Bioarchaeology  

Melissa S. Murphy

Print publication date:
Jun 2018
Online publication date:
Apr 2018
A growing body of bioarchaeological research into the biocultural effects of Spanish colonialism on native Andean communities shows that traditional and popular narratives emphasizing the ... More

Colonial Latin America  

Nicholas A. Robins

Print publication date:
Apr 2010
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article explores the genocides of conquest and colonization in Latin America, highlighting the shortcomings of conventional definitions of genocide. According to some interpretations ... More

Colonial Spanish South America  

Lyman L. Johnson and Susan M. Socolow

Print publication date:
Dec 2010
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article covers Spanish South America, particularly the Andean core of the empire but also a surprisingly rich historical literature on the River Plate, long a marginal corner of the ... More

View: