About the author: John S. Leiby teaches history at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. Before locating to PVCC, he taught at a number of institutions, including Northern Arizona University and Navajo Community College (now Diné College) on the Navajo Reservation. He earned his BA and MA degrees from Arizona State University-Tempe and his PhD from Northern Arizona University. He is a domestically and internationally respected scholar whose publications have been cited often in textbooks, monographs, and journals. His current research interest include the history of health care in Latin America and colonial administration.
2003 0-7734-6566-9 This is a major chronicle of the early nineteenth century and provides a firsthand account of the region prior to the Latin American Wars of Independence. This document, which has not appeared before in either English or Spanish, is divided into four major parts: ecclesiastical affairs, administration, Royal Exchequer and finances, and the military.