Early Latin America Questions

In your group answer the following questions on Latin America.

  1. In what sense can it be said that the nature of the Latin American colonies was simply a reflection of Iberian society?  Be sure to address at least 3 different characteristics (cultural, political, religious, economic, etc)

2. Compare and contrast the colonies of Spanish America with Portuguese Brazil.

3. Compare Latin American labor systems with either Russian or feudal European practices.

4. Compare the Spanish conquest of the Americas with one of the following…
-Post-Classical Arab conquest of the Middle East
-Classical Roman conquest of the Mediterranean world
-Mongol conquest of the Eastern World

5. How did Latin American demography and environment change from Pre-Columbian times through the era of Spanish/Portuguese colonization?