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Ecuador in Depth: A Peace Corps Publication

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Indigenous cultures flourished in Ecuador long before the Inca Empire conquered the area in the 15th century. In 1534, the Spanish arrived and defeated the Incas. The indigenous people were decimated by disease in the first decades of Spanish rule. They also became forced laborers for the Spanish elite. In 1563, Quito became the seat of a royal audiencia (administrative district) of Spain. After independence-seeking forces defeated the royalist army in 1822, Ecuador joined Simón Bolívar’s Republic of Gran Colombia, only to become a separate republic in 1830. The 19th century was marked by instability and a rapid succession of rulers.

Publication Date:
Dec 10 2014
1494999668 / 9781494999667
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Black and White
Related Categories:
Travel / Reference / General


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