Latin American Originals

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About this Series

This series features primary source texts on the early history of Latin America, translated into English, in slim, accessible, affordable editions that also make scholarly contributions. Most of these sources are being published in English for the first time and represent an alternative to the traditional texts on early Latin America. The temporal focus of the series is the long conquest/colonial period from the 1490s into the nineteenth century, and its geographical focus is hemispheric. LAO volumes feature archival documents and printed sources originally in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Latin, Nahuatl, Maya, and other Indigenous American languages. The contributing authors are historians, anthropologists, art historians, geographers, and scholars of literature.

Matthew Restall is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Latin American History, Anthropology, and Women’s Studies, and Director of Latin American Studies, at The Pennsylvania State University. He is an editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review.

Matthew Restall

Advisory Board:
Rolena Adorno
Pablo García Loaeza
Kris Lane
Laura Matthew

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