The middle and late colonial periods in Latin American history were largely char

The middle and late colonial periods in Latin American history were largely characterized by a combination of resistance and adaptation. Although the late eighteenth century witnessed several rebellions as well as the general onset of Latin American independence, the region remained relatively “stable” and “integrated” until the so-called Age of Revolutions. Drawing on at least three (total) primary and two (total) secondary sources from both Brazil and Spanish America, develop a historical argument that accounts for both the longevity and demise of Iberian colonialism in the Americas. What distinguished colonial reforms from rebellions and revolutions? To what extent did such developments influence the coming of independence? In other words, why did Latin America’s processes of independence generally occur in the early nineteenth century? To what extent were such processes revolutionary? (Hint: You need to define what you mean by “revolutionary.”) Note that you will also need to draw on your class notes to adequately respond to this question. I have two previous essays for this class if you would like to get a good idea of the course. I will share any notes I have with you when we speak

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