Conquest of Mexico Essay
Drawing on the primary sources in ‘Victors and Vanquished’, (and not Schwart’z own commentary), write an essay that explains the relative strength of words and actions in the establishment of Spanish hegemony during the conquest. The text book is titles ‘Victor and Vanquished’ and is by Stuart B. Schwartz.
You should support your argument with specific examples and specific information, including references to primary sources in the ‘Victors and Vanquished’ anthology. In developing your argument, you must draw on one or both of the essays by Jeremy Adelman and William Roseberry.
There are two objectives for this essay: 1) to develop an argument about hegemony in the conquest of Mexico, and 2) to learn to evaluate primary sources that frequently contradict themselves in away that invites you to make an interpretation.