What the Textbooks Have To Say About the Conquest of Mexico: Some Suggestions for Questions to Ask of the Evidence
To begin to develop a sense of how complicated the history of the conquest of Mexico is, look at some of what some popular textbooks have to say. Make a list of what these authors agree upon. Note where they disagree with each other. How do the primary sources included here on-line help you to decide which interpretation you think is best? Make a note of which interpretation you think is best before starting the project. Do you still agree with what you thought after reading the primary sources?
Last Updated: October 6, 2008