Academy College Spanish Crown Latin America History Discussion

Provide a description of the history of the United States’ understanding of Latin America in the past century. What were some of the assumptions by American historians and social scientists about Latin America?  How have those assumptions changed, or have they largely stayed the same?

Briefly compare the differences between the nonsedentary, semisedentary, and fully sedentary groups that inhabited the Americas before the Encounter? How would you describe their relationship to the land? How did it vary from group to group?

Who was Bartolomé de las Casas? Why was he important to the indigenous people?  How did the Spanish Crown react to his ideas?