An Unfolding Heritage

  • Robert C. Williamson


We have just seen the kaleidoscope that Latin America represents geographically. Its history and ethnic structure are no less diversified. The development of Ibero-America grew out of Indian cultures upon which Spanish and Portuguese feudalism was superimposed in the colonial period. Notwithstanding the importance of other influences, the mix of indigenous and Iberian institutions remains of fundamental significance into the present. The following pages reveal Latin American history beginning with the colonial and national periods; they are examined in order to understand the remarkable changes of the twentieth century.


Twentieth Century Nineteenth Century Eighteenth Century Seventeenth Century Spanish Colonial 
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