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The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Leon-Portilla, Migueal (ed.)
Translated selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America: Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil
Frank, Andre Gunder
The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
Debunking Columbus: Against The Current vol. 131
Jopp, Jennifer
“I knew it couldn’t be true!” exclaimed my then eleven-year-old daughter when I explained the premise of Restall’s book. “The Ancients knew that the earth was round,” she continued, “so Columbus could...
A Marxist History of the World part 38: The Dutch Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
For more than 40 years, with wildly fluctuating fortunes, the Dutch Revolution of 1566-1609 took the form of a protracted popular war of national defence against the Spanish Empire.
Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Restall, Matthew
Restall explodes myths that were long taken for historical truth and points to a larger and more complex interaction between the indigenous people and the Europeans. He shows how Indian culture adapte...
Society and Politics in Colonial Trinidad
Millette, James
This reissue of a classic study (The Genesis of Crown Colony Government in Trinidad 1783-1810, Trinidad 1970) traces the critical conflicts and issues as the island passed from Spanish to British colo...

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The Conquest of the Incas
Hemming, John
This work of history removes the Incas from the realm of legend and shows the reality of their struggles against the Spanish invasion.
Slavery in the Spanish New World colonies
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Slavery in the Spanish colonies began with the enslavement of the local indigenous peoples in their homelands. Enslavement and production quotas were used to force the local labor to bring a return on...