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    analyzing the book called “The disappearing Mestizo” by the author Joanne Rappaport. The structure of the book, each chapter follow to narrate the stories of sixteenth and seventeenth century mestizos and mulattos. Actually, Joanne Rappaport is a professor of Spanish and Race and Mestizaje at Georgetown University. She tries to examine with this book what it meant to be mestizo in the early colonial era. In general, the central question is not “Who is a mestizo?” or “What is a mestizo?”. This focus in different points such as when someone is a mestizo, the category of the mestizo, and the meaning of mixture. So, Rappaport focus on when, where, and for whom was the mestizo category activated? In addition,…

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    Harvest Of Empire Summary

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    He spoke and debated with the best spanish philosophers and eventually he led to Spain 's adoption of the “new laws” in 1542 which helped in making Amerindians free and equal subjects of the spanish crown. Sadly the rich landowners did not listen and kept the natives as slaves anyways. Murder was not the only horrible thing the Spaniards have done, through their eyes having children with the natives and converting them were two of the same thing mixing with them and creating new people. One…

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    Mestizos Essay

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    The Mestizos have some ancestors that are Native to the New and Old World, which has brought a mixing of cultures. In the New World the indigenous people were manufacturing textiles that were pure red. This caused many people in the Old World to become excited about the true red. In the Old World red, which was not a true red, but a dark orange, textile was very rare and often owned by only rich and powerful people. People in the Americas figured out a way to make red textiles in big numbers…

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    The Inhumane Treatment of Building American through the Eyes of the Natives. The Native American was concord by the Spaniard in 1492 which was guide by Christopher Columbus. His voyages began going to Asia but ended up in the Mexico. The Spanish accidently discover the Aztec Empire. Once the Spaniard came to the realization that the technology and architect was more unconventional than anything they ever expected. Cortez order the conquistador to use forces and weapons against the…

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    Mestizo Analysis

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    In The Disappearing Mestizo, the central question that Joanne Rappaport proposes is "when and how is someone a mestizo" (p, 4). In this analysis, I will explain about how she examines mestizaje as a negotiable category that is constructed based on the relations between class, social networking, and permeability of the gender. In terms of mestizaje, the concept makes reference to the racial mixture from a European and indigenous individuals. However, in her investigation Rappaport,…

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    Colonial Spanish America was a racially and ethnically stratified hierarchy because of the Casta system. The distinctions were between the ‘races’ and ‘ethnicities’ of Spaniards, Creoles, Blacks, and Native Americans with multiple mixtures of these races creating mestizos, and mulatos among others. This racial and ethnic hierarchy was maintained and perpetuated by the Casta system. The Casta system does not turn one race or ethnicity against another, instead it sub-groups people within a race or…

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    about the treatment of his people. His’s letter was intended to let the King know that the Indigenous population should take charge of their own people. Guaman Poma de Ayala included his perspective of how he witness the exploitation of his people (Latin Colonial America, p.83). Like Siquenza y Gongora, he viewed the Mestizo in a negative manner. Guaman Poma de Ayala described the Mestizo as a “stain” to society (Latin Colonila America, p.90). As a Nobleman Guaman Poma de Ayala was outraged…

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    wake of the conquest and in the wake of the partial collapse of indigenous institutions (Maccormack 445). The missionaries that came to Peru, conclude that conversion by persuasion without the use of force would not work among the Andeans. Missionaries and indigenous priests thus confronted each other in an explicit combat for the allegiance if the Indians. The missionaries believed that the devil or demons were ubiquitous in the Andes. So missionaries convinced themselves that demons held…

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    Cortes Smallpox

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    If the Natives had been immune to smallpox, I think they would have still been conquered by the Spaniards. The Aztecs and Incas were two empires. The Aztecs were roughly 15 million people in Mexico. They would make sacrifices to their god of war and sun who drank human blood. They also had another god that lived among the Aztecs who had left. He said he would come back in the year of One Reed. When the year of One Reed arrived, Hernan Cortes landed on Aztec land searching for gold, glory, and…

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    HIST 100 Summary

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    1. What was this movie about? How did it relate to other material in this module? Did you know about this topic prior to learning about it in HIST 100? This video is about the Spanish invasion and colonization of Mexico. The main focus was on Cortes and his battle against the Aztec people. This video gave further detailed on the battle tactics that Cortes on the Aztec empire to becoming the ruler of Mexico. In the textbook, similarly, the Native Americans did suffer a similar type of tactical…

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