Latin America

Felipe Fernández‐Armesto

in The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199589531
Published online April 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

Latin America

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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

Article.  8481 words. 

Subjects: History ; World History

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