This course covers the development of Latin America from a variety of perspectives. We start in Spain, shortly after the end of the Spanish Inquisition. Then, our journey moves across the Atlantic, to explore the evolution of caste, social order, and labor systems in Latin America. Finally, we observe the making of rebellion, and the colonies’ road to independence. Whether you are a student at the University of Texas (this class is made to mirror Colonial Latin America at UT Austin) or simply interested in how Latin America came to be as it is, Ihope that you take the time to explore the material in this course.