Even complicated and confusing topics will be easily developed and covered if you request our help writing an essay. Place an order today!

Discussion Essay #1 Prompt - How do we Know What we Know? and Colonial Legacies Pt. I: Native Peoples and Conquest

(Both parts to be posted in Discussion Board by this title)

Read all of your lecture notes and readings and see and take notes on our films through week 2, clipped here:

From week 1: Handouts/articles/film in Canvas on “How do we Know What we Know?”:

“The Secret Death of Pete Ray” (short LA Times article),

           “ How Youtube Radicalized Brazil (Links to an external site.)” by Max Fisher, NYT, Aug. 11, 2019

           “ Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History (Links to an external site.)” by Eric Foner, NYT 8/2017, and

AHA Statement on Confederate Monuments (Links to an external site.)(2017)

           *Film clips: “ Documenting Hate: Charlottesville (Links to an external site.)” (2018; see first 19 minutes)

From week 2: Colonial Legacies, Pt I: Native, European, and African Formation of the Americas

from Conquest to Independence (our Globalization 1.0)

Read: Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire,ch. 2 “Encounter,”

Problems in Modern Latin American History(5th ed.) (Wood and Alexander from here out)

  1. 1-3 Chapter I. “Legacies of Colonialism” (intro)*
  2. 3-7 “Worlds Collide in Tenochtitlan” by Camila Townsend*
  3. 7-12 “Assessing Indian Labor” by Kris Lane*
  4. 21-25 “The Myth of Spanish Completion” by Mathew Restall*

See & take copious notes on films in Canvas: “Guns, Germs & Steel,” and

“Engineering an Empire: the Aztec”

Then write a two-part essay that addresses the following:


From week one readings and films: After having carefully read all of our articles on “How do we know what we know,” choose one major theme or idea that emerges from these articles (you can focus on one articles after having read them all) and tell us how that theme is important for the study of the Modern Americas.  Similarly, after having read the quotes on p. 8 of your syllabus and thought deeply about the multiple ways they force us to think about what we know (or what we think we know) and the ways that we have come to “know what we know”, choose one quote that resonates with you (that you like or that you find meaningful) and tell us why this quote is important for our learning. (Total length of this part: two well developed paragraphs)


From week two readings and films: write a well-developed essay in which you address the following:

From the short articles in Wood and Alexander, ch. I on Colonial Legacies, describe for us all of the ways that one of those articles (Townsend’s on the Conquest, Lane’s on Indigenous Labor, you choose one…) is important for our understanding of Latin America during the colonial era. Tell us about the different ways that different groups of people from Natives to Africans experienced colonialism (both of our books discuss this). Be sure to provide historical context from the rest of our readings (especially Chasteen’s ch. 2) and our films. (Total length of this part: two well developed paragraphs)

Length of your entire essay: fourwell developed paragraphs with specific examples

testimonials icon
Need an research paper on urban tourism in edinburgh. Needs to be 9 pages. Please no plagiarism. Times have tremendously evolved and people no long...
testimonials icon
 (1)    What is IT regulatory compliance and governance?(11)   IT challenges in achieving regulato...
testimonials icon
Can any one explain why it is easier to roll a barrel full of coal tar than to pull?...
testimonials icon
Please download the zip below and see questions. There are total 4 big simple questions and need you to analysis in Stat....
testimonials icon
see attachment for the case....
testimonials icon
testimonials icon
The three regions in Louisiana are?...
testimonials icon
I just need an introduction part for this lab report I have uploaded everything you will may need:1. INTRODUCTIONThis report was prepared in...
testimonials icon
Check attached file ...
testimonials icon
Assignment 4: Annual ReviewDue Week 4 and worth 125 pointsImagine you work at a company and it is time for...
testimonials icon
Task oneYou are the emergency manager of Utopia, a mid-sized community that is economically and residentially balanced. The elected...
testimonials icon
 Part of the Christian worldview includes honoring God by serving others in ways that promote human flourishing. How do teachers promote human flo...

Other samples, services and questions:

Calculate Price

When you use PaperHelp, you save one valuable — TIME

You can spend it for more important things than paper writing.

Approx. price
Order a paper. Study better. Sleep tight. Calculate Price!
Created with Sketch.
Calculate Price
Approx. price