The Latin American History Podcast

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October 22, 2017 00:31:07
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16. Brazil and the Southern Cone

This episode sees us wrapping up our look at pre-Columbian history. We will cover the peoples of Brazil, Paraguay and the Southern cone before conducting a brief analysis of the major themes that have emerged from looking at the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Click here for the Mexican earthquake charity episode: ...

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September 26, 2017 00:07:20
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The Mexican Earthquake Fundraising Episode - An Announcement

Last week Central Mexico was hit by an earthquake which killed hundreds of people and damaged as many buildings. I will be releasing a special episode within the next two weeks which will come at a one off cost of US$5. The money used to purchase the episode will go to the Mexican Red Cross, and will help them in their efforts to rebuild. The episode can be purchased using the Patreon link below. The special episode will cover a century of Mayan history and tell one of the most fascinating stories in Mexican history. It is a tale of rivalry, war and city building. It is the story of great leaders trying to out do each other in war, diplomacy and culture. It's win-win as for a small price you will get access to the episode and your money will go towards a good cause. Thank you for your generosity. Patreon page - The Mexican Red Cross' earthquake campaign - \- The page is only available in Spanish but English speakers can read more on the international Red Cross' website ...

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September 24, 2017 00:20:16
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15. The Inca - Part 3

In our last episode on the Inca we look at the lives of ordinary Inca subjects. What was did the average person's day look like? How did they practice their religion? We will also take a look at the Inca capital of Cusco - how it was laid out and how its great buildings were built. ...

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September 03, 2017 00:21:38
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14. The Inca- Part 2

This episode takes a look at how Inca society was organised. As we will see, theirs was a highly developed state with social structures which draw comparison with our own. One in particular is interesting, as it could be argued that they created a form of proto-socialism complete with communal land use and a welfare state. ...

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August 20, 2017 00:17:16
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13. The Inca - Part 1

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August 13, 2017 00:23:35
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12. Ancient Andes - Part 2

As the Andean region developed, bigger multiethnic empires started to emerge. Two equally sized rivals - Tiwanaku and Huari battled for control of the mountains while the Chimu built a great city down on the coast. Meanwhile the Chachapoya people created an enigmatic society of their own and left us some mysterious puzzles which we are yet to solve. ...

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