If you are interested in learning about the process of European colonization throughout the Americas, you cannot miss our collection of books on the Conquest of the Americas in PDF format, which will serve to start your studies of this important topic of continental history. Our history as nations under conquest is the most novel in the world. For a long time we were called the New World for a reason.
The history of the conquest is very important for our identity as peoples, finally emancipated. That is why we wanted to offer you this selection of books and materials on the Conquest of the Americas, which will bring you up to date with the most important events of this historical period.
Depending on which side you look at it, the history of the conquest of the Americas has been perceived by some historians as a bloody event that brought destruction and misery to the lands of North and South America. From another point of view, the encounter of the two worlds meant a transformation at all levels that certainly created the new identity of the North and South Americans. This brought with it positive elements such as the discovery of the other part of the globe, miscegenation and cultural exchange.
The conquest was carried out by the great European nations of the time, which already needed to expand economically, due to demographic, geographic and political factors. Spain, Portugal, England and France were the main participants in this journey. The first to set foot on American soil was Christopher Columbus, who was amazed by the impressive beauty and wealth of the first islands discovered.
The colonial period was marked by the imposition of the language, religion and economic and social dynamics of European countries. Some territories suffered the extermination of indigenous peoples and also the forced occupation of Africans brought as slaves.
To learn more about this shocking period of history, check out our more than 15 books on the Conquest of the Americas in PDF format, available now for free download.
Here we present our complete selection of Books on the Conquest of the Americas:
Latin American Inequality: Colonial Origins, Commodity Booms, or a Missed 20th Century Leveling?
Jeffrey G. Williamson
Spanish Colonization of the New World: Cultural Continuity and Change in Mexico
Karl W. Butzer
The European Competition for North America - The British & American Colonial Perspective: A Sampling, 1699-1763
National Humanities Center
Letter of Christopher Colombus on his first Voyage to America, 1942 (Article)
National Humanities Center
The Conquest of America: The Largest Demographic Catastrophe in Human History (Article)
Christ and the Conquest: Bartolomé de Las Casas and the Clerical Resistance to Spanish Colonialism (Article)
The American Colonies, 1584-1688A Selective Guide to Materials in the British Library
Anne Sharp Wells
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