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lecture 18 - Friday 2/22/08 Hist2B: lecture 18 Treaty...

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Friday 2/22/08 Hist2B: lecture 18 Treaty separated the world into sections for Spain and Portugal. This ignores indigenous societies. - Indians were not considered to have claims to lands - Were not Christians - Maps suggest that Indians were nomadic Spain’s American empire - Wanted to absorb indigenous peoples into the Spanish colonial society - In theory centralized, efficient, regulated: king, viceroys, treasuries, town councils, magistrates, royal courts, missions - In practice bureaucratic, haphazard - Spanish colonialism, was urban minded o It slotted into existing framework of urban Native American civilizations - Spanish pushed to the north in order to protect the core of Spain’s new empire and to protect Caribbean sea and ocean lines from pirates Resources in Americas - Gold, silver; massive mining centers. Silver was the most economic activity for the Spanish - Agricultural zones o Haciendas Spaniards incorporated Indians - Heavy reliance on native labor in mines, haciendas, sugar plantations
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 2B taught by Professor Hämalaien during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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