Citation Gomezjurado Zevallos, Javier. Amor y sexo : en la historia de Quito. Quito: PPL Impresores, 2019.
Citation Corr, Rachel. Interwoven: Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador’s Textile Economy. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2018.
When historian James Lockhart published his renown article “Encomienda and Hacienda” in 1969, the modern historiography on haciendas was already more than forty-years-old. Yet even after decades, historians were only beginning to understand these New World estates in terms of their origins and functions as colonial institutions. Early twentieth century scholars debated the extent of… Read More Between Two Worlds: Andean Haciendas in Colonial History
Citation Crawford, Matthew James. The Andean Wonder Drug: Cinchona Bark and Imperial Science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016.
Citation Gomezjurado Zevallos, Javier. Quito: Historia Del Cabildo y La Ciudad. Primera edición. Quito, Ecuador: Javier Gomezjurado Zevallos, 2015.
Citation Espinosa, Carlos R. El Inca barroco: política y estética en la Real Audiencia de Quito, 1630-1680. Quito, Ecuador: FLACSO Ecuador, 2015.
Charles Walker left few stones unturned in The Tupac Amaru Rebellion, an impressive analysis of Spain’s largest colonial rebellion. This essay briefly examines two original arguments and two secondary claims made by Walker that help shape our understanding of an uprising that ultimately reached levels of total violence rarely seen in human history. Walker’s “seemingly… Read More The Tupac Amaru Rebellion: Charles Walker
Citation Webster, Susan Verdi. Quito, Ciudad de Maestros: Arquitectos, Edificios y Urbanismo En El Largo Siglo XVII. Quito: Abya Yala, 2012.
El Ecuador en la Historia, by Jorge Nunez Sanchez, is a survey of national history from the pre-Columbian period to the modern nation-state, focusing more heavily on the twentieth century. The book sheds light on early indigenous protests of colonial rule, labor organization, and liberal reforms in the early twentieth century, as well as the… Read More El Ecuador en la Historia: Jorge Nunez
Thomas Rogers’ The Deepest Wounds argues that Pernambuco sugar planters “saw no distinction between land and labor” (8). Enslaved and free workers on cane plantations were demoted in elites’ eyes to a level equal with the animals and the earth – merely another natural resource to be commanded by the planters (72-73). This monograph shows… Read More The Deepest Wounds: Thomas Rogers
Citation Black, Chad T. The Limits of Gender Domination: Women, the Law, and Political Crisis in Quito, 1765-1830. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010.