TAMU HIST 105 - New World Encounters II (9 pages)

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New World Encounters II


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Hist 105 - History Of The U S
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HIST 105 1nd Edition Lecture 5 Outline of previous lecture I Africa and Europeans II New World Encounters III Spain Outline of current lecture I Transoceanic commerce II Slave Trade III Columbian Exchange IV England vs Spain Current lecture Transoceanic commerce Eastward o Gold o Silver o Sugar Muslims owned it to begin with These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Portuguese went out to find how to make it themselves In Madeira Northwest Coast of Africa In Brazil Only economically way to produce is to have slaves Westward o slaves o Colonizers o Finished goods Muskets Knives Europeans Conquest Immunity o Domestic animal vectors Harsh treatment o Typical of the time o Europeans were brutal to native Growth of Slave Trade Portuguese Dutch English o Eventually call the shots Used for plantation agriculture o Sugar crops Wars solely to capture slaves o Worse lights of humanity Slave trade o Grain coast o Ivory Coast o Gold Coast o Slave Coasts Crossing the Atlantic Four to eight weeks o Depends on the year One in seven died o Chained up o Lined in rack o No fresh air Destination Lifelong bondage o Some would jump off the boat Colombian exchange Small pox o Major killer to Indians Wheat Oranges Cattle Horses Syphilis o Major killer for Europeans Pigs weeds Maize Pineapples Beans Tomatoes Llamas Turkey Silver Bolivia Mexico Inflation o So much silver coming into Europe they lost the buying power in the currency o Encourage people to leave Europe and come to the America Emigration New Spain Encomienda system o Made it possible for people who were connected or had money o Get grants o Had control over certain area and develop towns They could enslave people Catholicism Indians exploited Bartolome de las Casas o Encomienda system o Religious conversion o Becomes a Dominican priest o Ask Spain Tentative of Christian rule love one another He says everyone is sinners

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