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The Alphabetic Colonization of Amerindian Oral Ecologies in Early Brazil

Diogo de Carvalho Cabral.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History. 14740 words.

Although it has received less scholarly attention than firearms, microbes, domestic animals and plants, market economy, and statecraft, alphabetic reading and writing was crucial in the...

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Disease, Ecology, and the Environment in Colonial Mexico

Bradley Skopyk and Elinor G. K. Melville.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History; History of Science and Technology. 12885 words.

The onset of Spanish imperial rule in Mexico in 1521 had profound consequences well beyond the political and cultural spheres. It also altered Mexico’s environment, reconstituting the...

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Humboldt in Mexico, 1803–1804

Myron Echenberg.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History; Intellectual History. 7202 words.

During his breathtaking 19th-century scientific explorations of New Spain (as Mexico was known under Spanish rule), illustrious German scientific traveler Alexander von Humboldt crammed a...

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Mercury and Silver Mining in the Colonial Atlantic

Kendall Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Labour History. 9045 words.

From the time that Columbus arrived in the Caribbean until Spain surrendered power over its mainland American colonies in the early 19th century, Spanish and Portuguese colonial mines...

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Urbanization and Environment in Mexico since 1521

Matthew Vitz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History; Urban History. 9232 words.

Urbanization and environmental change have worked in tandem over the course of Mexican history. Hinterland production, the establishment of market economies, and the intensive...

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