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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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Davina B. Woods.

in Sovereignty

November 2012; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 6390 words.

This chapter discusses Australian sovereignty. When compared to that of Canada and the United States of America, colonization came relatively late to the Indigenous peoples of Australia,...

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The Church in Colonial Latin America

John F. Schwaller.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 8595 words.

The Catholic Church was undoubtedly the single most important institution in colonial Latin America. Everyone who lived in the region was nominally a member of the Church. The Church...

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