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Atlas of Hispanic-American History, Second Edition by George Ochoa, Carter Smith

By George Ochoa, Carter Smith

Utilizing a large association of visible instruments, this atlas deals a close evaluation of the reviews and demanding occasions surrounding americans of Hispanic descent. The atlas examines in nice element how Spanish, local American, and African impacts mixed in numerous methods, via many historic twists and turns, to shape the various cultures of Hispanic America-and how that background impacts Hispanic american citizens at the present time. photos, line graphs, charts, chronologies, field good points, and maps aid discover the cultural, historic, political, and social heritage of Hispanic american citizens. assurance additionally profiles key occasions and matters of their homelands, in particular these components that prompted their circulation to the us.

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Hispanic_Ch2_Final 9/18/08 1:10 PM Page 31 SPAIN IN THE AMERICAS 31 royal control. Since many encomenderos died without heirs, and since their encomiendas then reverted to the crown, the royal treasury gradually became the greatest beneficiary of the encomienda system. By the 18th century, other types of labor arrangements became more influential in colonial society. Africans in Hispaniola As the Native American population of the West Indies died or was killed off, Spanish colonists looked to Africa for a source of forced labor.

Hispanic_Ch2_Final 9/18/08 1:10 PM Page 37 SPAIN IN THE AMERICAS 37 pox. This one had killed the Inca emperor Huayna Capac in 1525, opening the door to a power struggle between two of his sons, Huáscar, the favorite of the court elite, and Atahualpa, whose armies controlled the newly conquered regions Pizarro Explores the New World, 1524–1533 02. Hispanic_Ch2_Final 9/18/08 1:10 PM Page 38 38 ATLAS OF HISPANIC-AMERICAN HISTORY New Spain in 1600 of Ecuador and Colombia. At the moment Pizarro arrived, Atahualpa had just defeated and captured his half-brother Huáscar in a civil war and was marching triumphantly toward Cuzco to take power.

In the 18th century, however, New Granada (roughly corresponding to present-day Ecuador, Colombia, and Panama) and Río de La Plata (modern Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay) broke off from Peru to became separate viceroyalties. The viceroyalties were segmented into kingdoms or audiencias, so called for the audiencia, or tribunal, that headed each unit in association with a governing executive. Within a kingdom, at the provincial level, corregidores, or provincial governors, were in charge of administration and justice.

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