Spanish America

  • Spanish America

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    Spanish America PART ONE THE CONQUEST AND COLONIZATION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1 Legacy of hate: The conquest of Mexico's northwest A. The invasion of Texas-Not all the Anglo-Americans favored the conflict. Eugene C. Barker states that the immediate cause of the war was " the overthrow of the nominal republic by Santa Anna and the substitution of centralized oligarchy" which allegedly would have centralized Mexican control. Texas history is a mixture of selected fact and generalized myth.

  • The Spanish Debate On The Americas

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    Vitoria arguments pertaining to the settlement and colonization of the native people of America, while presented in different manors, are all the same. All three Spaniards believed that the barbarians had to accept the rule of the Spanish because the Spanish were mentally superior, and divine and natural laws gave the Spanish the right to conquer and enslave the native people of America. The foundation for Spanish conquests was their interpretation of the bible. Ironically, it was the teachings

  • Spanish Conservatives and Liberals and their Relations with Spanish America

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    Spanish Conservatives and Liberals and their Relations with Spanish America This book review of Hispanismo, 1898-1936: Spanish Conservatives and Liberals and their Relations with Spanish America, by Frederick B. Pike, is mainly about as the title suggests, Hispanismo. Hispanismo or often called Hispanoamericanism and/or Pan Hispanismo is a trend of Latin American cultures that is quite simply in the most basic terms the "shared . . . unassailable faith in the existence of a transatlantic

  • Spanish & English Superpowers of America

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    Spanish & English Super Power's in America Ultimately, their stronger unified cultural need to establish their dominance in another land is the most important reasons for the foothold established by the English and the Spanish in the New World. It is true that a plethora of different races, ethnic groups, nationalities, and cultures arrived on the North American soil prior to 1776, the year that America began its process of embarking upon its independence, of officially becoming the independent

  • Interventionist America: The Spanish War

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    When America claimed independence from Great Britain and became a self-governing nation, one of the founding fathers’ most ardent desires, and indeed one of the foremost principles upon which the nation was founded, was isolation from the affairs of other countries. Having just turned their backs on the Old World, the new republic had no wish to become embroiled once more in the wars, alliances, and false-faces of Europe’s nations. Thomas Jefferson believed that, “[It is] fundamental for the United

  • Spanish Explorers During The Americas

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    Barberito 03/16/2015 Spanish explorers first arrived in the Americas around 1519. Hernando Cortés, a conquistador, came with 600 men, along with a lot of weapons and horses. Montezuma, the Aztec leader greeted Cortes with gold and other gifts, with very warm hospitality. Cortes thought that the best way to weaken the Aztecs were to befriend the groups that they oppressed. With

  • Effects Of The Spanish American War On America

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    Called the “Merry Little War” in textbooks, The Spanish-American War was a war that although had relatively few casualties, led the United States into a political trend that was significant in the late nineteenth century and is still visible to this day both socially and politically. The Spanish-American War had an immense effect socially and politically in late nineteenth century America through the bonding of America as a country, the beginning of America as a world power, and the establishment of America’s

  • Spanish Theatre and Its Influence in Latin America

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    Since its creation the Spanish Golden Age Theatre has held an important role in the Spanish society. The golden age theatre was from 1590-1681. During this era, the Golden Age had a huge influence over the Latin American theatre world. Spain in particular saw a monumental increase in the production of live theatre. Before the Golden Age era, live theatre was non-existence. The production of live theatre became popular and was attended by both lower and higher class of people. In addition women

  • The United States and Spanish America Since Independence

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    Development Since Independence: USA and Spanish America Before independence, directives from the patron counties Britain and Spain drove the economic and political directions taken by the colonies in USA and Spanish America. However, for a variety of reasons, independence movements developed in USA and Spanish America. This lead a declaration of independence for 13 states in USA in 1776, and in a more gradual process independence for Central and South America viceroyalties from Spain by the 1830’s

  • The Application of the Spanish Language in the Culture and Government in America

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    claimed that approximately 37.6 million people living in the United States spoke Spanish in their homes(Gonzalez-Barrera and Lopez). While that may not seem like much keep in my mind the fact that, this number reflects around 10% of the total American population; and the number of Spanish speakers coming to this country is ever-increasing. All of this being said some people, in the government or elsewhere, would see the Spanish language marginalized or even totally forgotten in our national identity. I’m

  • From Spanish to English: Becoming Literate in America

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    been here for four years I had a Mexican accent. When I entered middle school I once again felt I was outsider, the friends that I had in elementary were all gone so I began my journey once more. Since Spanish was my first language whenever I spoke in English It sounded like Spanish to me. The older kids in my class would make fun of me and joke when I wasn't around. I felt I had no self-identity, esteem, or respect. As a result, my grades dropped and I felt as if there was no place for me

  • The Effect of the Spanish, French and British on Indian Culture in North America

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    The Effect of the Spanish, French and British on Indian Culture in North America The life styles of the Indians of the Americas changed greatly over time, almost completely influenced by Western culture.

  • The Control of England in North America and Demise of the Spanish Power in the Atlantic

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    The Control of England in North America and Demise of the Spanish Power in the Atlantic The year 1942 marked a division in the contemporary world history. There were a number of developments that would bring enormous effects for the Old and the New World Wars. The discovery of these developments changed the diets of both the western and eastern regions, assisted in initiating the Atlantic slave trade, and spread illnesses that had a destructive effect on populations in India, and resulted in the

  • Compare and Contrast British, French, and Spanish Imperial Goals in North America Between 1580 and 1763

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    without roots? At a young age students learn that Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue in 1492”, a simple song used to assist children remember that America was discovered in 1492. In addition, Thackeray and Findling describe how Columbus’s discovery presented an unimaginable amount of opportunity for Europeans, and therefore, Spanish, French, and later British explores and settlers began to flock to this new world. Although the only explanation we were presented regarding the reasoning or

  • Spanish Culture And Cultural Identity

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    Since 19th century, the movement of Spanish people never stopped. These immigrants carry their knowledge and identity with them when they migrate from one nation to another. On setting down in the new place, they lose some of their cultures identity when it comes to integration with the mainstream society. This paper discusses how the movement of Spanish people affects cultural identity in terms of language and religious. What is Cultural Identity? Bhugra (2004) states it is the ‘Racial, cultural

  • Spain And England Were The Primary Countries

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    over North America. However, they crossed the Atlantic and colonized North America for different reasons. The English colonized North America due to they believed that the “New World” would be an “utopia” for them, and also would provide them a great opportunity of a fresh start. On the other hand, the main intentions for the Spanish to colonize North America were seeking for gold and spreading their religion. The Spanish arrived at the Americas before the English did. Initially, the Spanish were looking

  • The Spanish American War : The Global Map At The Turn Of The 19th Century

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    Seizing Overseas America obtained a pinpoint on the global map at the turn of the 19th century. The Spanish American war was a turning point in American history in that it changed the political, social, and economic aspects of society. Prior to the war, America was focused on itself as a nation and expanding nationally. However, at this period in time, the U.S. decided to expand beyond national borders and partake in the global market. By participating in this war, the U.S. was exposed to the

  • history themes

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    homelands to the newly found land of America. The discovery of the Caribbean islands by Christopher Columbus led the entryway for Europeans into America. Countries such as England, France, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands established Colonies in America for reasons such as exploration, wealth, trade, land and religious reasons. The main powers involved in the Colonization of America were England, Spain, and France, whom set up colonies in North and South America. Each of these countries had distinctive

  • Taking a Look at the Spanish American War

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    plenty of benefits. The Spanish American war was inevitable for America because the people had a strong drive for global power and influence and although it was not completely necessary it resulted in positive outcomes and later greatly helped progress the country. Conflicts between America and the Spanish Empire built up over years and these struggles were the foundation for America’s acrimony with Spain. The war concepts originally came from Cuban conflicts with Spanish rule. In 1895 Cuba began

  • American Dream : Then And Now

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    Kennedy put a stop to anyone who spoke Spanish. Schools, jobs, even at home activities became English. Today, in 2015, if you’re bi-lingual you get paid more than the average rate of a regular employee. Education wasn’t even a thing when America first started, now a high school diploma won’t even get you a job. Income in America has been on a non stop uphill ride. As time progresses, the more precious money becomes. From the beginning of time to now America has adapted so much. The American Dream

  • Spaniards in the Colonial Empire: Creoles vs. Peninsulars?

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    In Spaniards in the Colonial Empire, Burkholder discusses the differences between peninsulars and creoles. He argues that life in Spanish America since the arrival of Columbus 1492 up until its independence was characterized by the inequality of creoles: persons of Spanish blood born in America, versus the favored status held by peninsulars: persons born in Spain. Travel to the Indies was driven by a desire for wealth accumulation. Rivalries between creoles and peninsulars began in the church

  • The Development of the New World

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    Empire which established much of South America, the United States and the Caribbean. When the Spanish first arrived, their mission was to see what the land had to offer as well as convert the indigenous people. What was not expected for the Spaniards to bring was disease and hardship of the land’s people. Spain began to abuse the land, turn its people into hard labor workers and to gain wealth from all the many riches the New World had to offer. Once the Spanish empire gained control of the New World

  • Colonization of Spain and Britain

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    period, Spain and Britain, to win control of North America. Prior to 1763, these entities battled over territory on the continent, eventually leading the Britain’s dominance. The economic, social, and political differences between the Spanish and British colonization efforts created the opportunity to Britain to overtake North America. To begin, economic factors greatly contributed to the power of each entity. Both British and Spanish wealth flourished from the economies of the colonies

  • Spaniards Vs. English Colonization

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    Although England and Spain had their differences, they both had a thirst to see new things and it was this hunger that led them both to discovering different parts of the “New World” and thus, colonizing the Americas. The Spaniards arrived at the Americas prior to the English. The Spanish mainly wanted to explore in the first place because after the Black Death, the population increased, and thus, so did the frequency of commerce. There was a sudden new interest in new products and the new strong

  • Tragedy or Blessing? The Aftermath of Spanish Colonization

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    in Latin America today, and the answer would be yes. The Spanish colonization in Latin America affected the respective countries in almost every single aspect of life, politics, and economy. Therefore, the Spanish influence is an undeniable part that cannot be ignored in every country that was under the influence of the grand Empire of Spain. The consequences of the Spanish were both negative and positive to the people living in the countries after the 15th century. On one hand, the Spanish colonization

  • Spanish Conquistadors: Heroes Or Murderers

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    Spanish Conquistadors: Heroes or Murderers      "The Indians in the first fatal decades of the white man in America were conquered because they could not conceive what it was that the white man was after, and what manner of man he was." (The Indians of the Americas, p97)      This misconception, was that the Indians could not imagine was that the Spanish Conquistadors would come to the Americas and brutally murder men women and children

  • Struggling Powers in the Movie The Mission

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    Mission takes place in 1750 in South America. The main characters in the movie are Rodrigo Mendoza (Robert De Niro), who was a Spanish slave trader, and Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons), who was a Spanish Jesuit. This essay will demonstrate the four struggling powers in the movie, the Guarani Natives, the Jesuits, the Spanish and Portuguese government, and the Cardinal. The Guarani Natives in South America did not like the Spanish at first because the Spanish were using them as slaves and killing

  • A Brief History of the Jesuit Reduction

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    Jesuit Reduction started in the 16th century and was an idea of making missions for the native people of Central and South America to reduce the spread of the native population. This Reduction was started by the Spanish government the help Christianize, tax, and govern them also this made it easier for Spain to use the natives they captured as slaves to the crown. The Spanish government at this time was one of the global superpowers they had a lot of control until their lands got too cumbersome to

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    Basic Facts What? Who? When? One of the largest and the global empire was the Spanish empire. who found the empire? Henry III of castile. Henry was the first leader of the Spanish emprie as well The Spanish empire expanded across central America, mexico, caribeen and most of north America between the year of 1492. The Spanish empire began in 1402 and ended in 1975. Total of 573 years. It was the rennasiance time period. Spanish empire begain with a small group of Christians. They began to re-claim Spain

  • Spain and Back

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    the pioneer of the colonialism. Hence every future examination of the colonialism idea will be compared to the Spanish colonialism because of its primacy in this manner. French colonization of the Americas began in early sixteen century and was mainly over North America. Comparison of these two empires in the Americas will help get clearer presumption of the colonies history in North America. Examining the differences between the two empires can help understand the power of the two empires, the view

  • The History Of Early Colonization And Settlement

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    the British and Spanish colonies. Settlers from these colonies crossed over to America for various reasons and understandings that helped mold America as we know it today. Both the British and the Spanish colonies had historically elaborate, unique cultures. Within both of these colonies, they both had many different advantages and disadvantages that people categorize them for today. Spanish and British settlers both had very different motives and reasons for colonization. The Spanish settlers main

  • Religious Conquest of the Americas

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    1492, The Spanish Inquisition made it known to anyone within Spain’s domain of influence that if a person was not of the Catholic religion, they were to be punished severely and sometimes even fatally. This influence would undoubtedly be brought over to the Americas a century later, as the colonization of the New World would begin by then. While it was very essential for the Spanish (as well as the Portuguese) to improve their economy by using the resources they found in Latin America, it seemed

  • Colonial Society and Economy

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    French power in North America. With the Death of King George II, the new English king, King George the III, wanted to put an end to the French and Indian War, pursuing peace and agreement. With this agreement, the Peace of Paris of 1763, came many stipulations. The French lost all of their land in North America. Many of the area settlers were forced to leave their homes, and many stayed behind to fight for their country. However, British rule was already set to dominate North America. Due to new government

  • The First Age Of Colonization

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    exploration of the Americas and the peoples who inhabited them. Numerous countries of Europe sent adventurers to explore, with primary intentions to discover resources, to trade, and spread Catholicism to the “uncivilized” natives of the areas. Spain, after the Reconquista, started their golden age. After Columbus’ discovery of the new world, explorers and treasure ships made their way to the Americas. The Spanish conquest through South America was a huge success in terms of Spanish influence, power

  • The Economic Systems of Colonial Latin America & British North America

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    To what extent was the economic system of Colonial Latin America superior to that of British North America? Introduction To what extent was the economic system of Colonial Latin America superior to that of British North America? This essay will demonstrate how the economic system of Colonial Latin America was slightly superior to that of British North America during the 18th century, due to several factors. In particular, the abundance of natural resources and the amount of political organization

  • De La Casas : Friend Or Foe Of The Indigenous?

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    the stories you will hear are about the great Spanish conquistadors. These explorers acted more so as military leaders, but are shown in a light of heroism when looking at history. When the conquistadors came across new lands in the America’s the only thing they were concerned about was their own fame and accomplishments. If anything or anyone got in their way of achieving greatness they would often destroy it. The indigenous people living in the Americas already are included in this statement. The

  • The Colonization Of The West And Massachusetts Bay Colony

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    American continent was a new place where any country could develop it in their own unique way. Two great empires in the 17th century, Spain and England, both jumped on this opportunity.Both countries colonized America in their own way, but at the same time shared similar methods. The Spanish settlements in the southwest and the Puritans in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, in New England, in the 17th century, were similar in the way that mercantilist practices with their mother country and religion were

  • Essay On Spanish And English Colonization

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    Curtis Gardner Dr. DiMare HRS 162 13 February 2014 Spanish and English Colonization Ideals The colonization efforts of both the Spanish and the English varied in their ideals. The Spanish arrived in Mexico to find a well-established culture infrastructure of the Aztecs with Hernán Cortès arrived in 1519 in the Aztec Empire found it easier to integrate their beliefs and religion more easily. The English viewed the inhabitants of the New World as aliens and made no attempt to accept them into their

  • How Not A Wild Tongue By Gloria Anzaldua

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    who grew up in America, yet accept and embrace their Mexican heritage. Anzaldúa asks what other choice people have, when they cannot identify with any language totally, than to create a mixture between the two languages they use. “Chicano Spanish sprang out of the Chicanos’ need to identify [themselves] as a distinct people” (Anzaldúa 2948) She lists some of the variants of Spanish that are spoken, such as: “Standard English, working class English, slang English, standard Spanish, standard Mexican

  • Empires in the New World: Aztec and Inca

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    demise. They took over much of central Mexico; conquering parts of Oaxaca, Guatemala and the Gulf Coast. They built temples, roads, worked on religious hierarchy and created a working society. The Inca began their reign in 1438, in southwestern America after Prince Cusi Yupanqui forced his father to retire and renamed himself Pachacuti . The Inca’s capital was Cuzco. Because Pachacuti did not have a real history, he fathomed one and had it “predict” his arrival. He actually took the title of emperor

  • The History Of Colonial North America

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    of colonial North America is primarily centered on the struggle of England, France and Spain to gain control of the continent. Settlers crossed the Atlantic for different reasons, and their governments took different approaches to their colonizing efforts. These differences created both advantages and disadvantages that deeply affected the New World’s fate. For instance, France and Spain were governed by autocratic sovereigns whose rule was absolute; their colonists went to America as servants of the

  • God and Gold: Spanish Exploration

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    Spanish Exploration Spanish exploration and settlement of the western hemisphere lasted from 1492 until 1898, from Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the loss of its last colonies in the Spanish-American war. As with all major seafaring European nations, they were in pursuit of the fabled Northwest Passage, a direct route to Asia. This was how Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the Americas, on his quest for this route. The Spanish were after more though, specifically gold and spread of the Christian

  • Uncontrollable Lifestyle Changes

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    make it to America. The dream of living in America and finding work so they can support their families in Mexico can become a reality. When it becomes a reality many immigrants who make it across start to realize their stuck in America. Through generations after generations many immigrants succeed at earning money in the states and return home to enjoy their success with their families. However, others find out that America has influenced their persona and they decide to stay in America permanently

  • The Spanish-American War

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    The Spanish-American War During the last years of the nineteenth century, the United States would find itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a "splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave." From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay was correct in calling the

  • European Colonization Of The Americas

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    settlements in the North America; and the events that led to the demise of Spanish power in the Atlantic. Early Conquests European colonization of the Americas began during the 10th century "when Norse sailors explored and settled in many wide areas on the shores of present-day Greenland and Canada" (Palsson, 1965) , but violent conflicts with the indigenous population made the Norse abandon those settlements. Early European conquests in North America included the Spanish Florida, Spanish New Mexico, the

  • Spanish Colonization And The New World

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    almost all of South America, the American Southwest, and the Caribbean. The Spanish empire grew to be the largest European empire since ancient Rome, and it used the wealth that it obtained from the Americas to support nearly endless warfare in Europe, which protected the Americas with a large navy and a very powerful army and brought Catholicism to the New World. At this time, Spain saw the New World as unruly and uncivilized because most of the people there were pagan. The Spanish, being strictly

  • American Colonization

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    The colonization of the New World is one of the most significant events of sixteenth and seventeenth and century. The process of colonizing North America was met with many challenges and a variety of peoples came to America in prospects of establishing not only a new colony for their motherland, but establishing a new life for the individuals. Representing these peoples were three countries that had significantly impacted and shaped the future of the New World. These three countries were Spain

  • Motives For European Expansion To America

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    Columbus’s discovery of America, various Europeans which are Spanish, Portuguese, French, English and Dutch were dominating Native American. They were occupying the Western Hemisphere and imported African slaves to work them in plantations. To understand more about Europeans motive expansion to America, we need to observe their political, cultural and economical aspect, particularly Spanish, English and French. Spanish expansion was indicated by Christopher Columbus arrival in America. He was exploring

  • The Spanish Roots And Origins

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    forget to mention how Spanish leaders would march for years in the search for gold and legendary cities told only in legends and myths . Somehow it seems as they wanted to brainwash us into believing that the Anglo Americans were the alpha race in the United States and that the rest were nothing but slaves. Many Historians lack to inform the common American about its Spanish roots and origins. This book does the exact complete opposite of that, it bonds and connects both Latin America and United States

  • Spanish Labor Systems

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    it is often forgotten that indigenous people of Latin America     were exploited in similar ways but through different Labor Systems.      From Spain's early arrival in the Caribbean through their establishment of the Spanish empire indigenous people were exploited through cheap, slave like labor. One of the most incredible subjects raised by the documents presented in Colonial Spanish America is the topic of Labor Systems that were imposed on the