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date: 19 November 2017

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This article focuses on Spanish (with some reference to Portuguese) America. It first reviews indigenous urban traditions, and those that colonists brought. It then describes the physical and social fabrics of colonial cities, with the major economic, political, and cultural changes they experienced. A coda deals with innovations between independence and the impact of global industrialization.

Keywords: Spanish America, indigenous urban traditions, colonization, colonial cities, global industrialization, independence

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