Pages of Pages of H1301 Unit 1 Lecture One class 2008 [7]

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The New World: “Columbian Exchange” : Two isolated cultures and biospheres mee biospheres meet – Subordination of Americas – seen as natural & correct in a hierarchical world / Gold drove it quickly. • European ruthlessness with “non-Christians” •E n comienda – work and tribute to conquering people (peon) • Mixture was unconscious – not purposeful • European diseases (small pox) destroyed 50 – 95% of Native population “God’s will” – Supernatural justification of conquest and hierarchy A “New World” – Political / Social / Economic / Spiritual strong over weak strong over weak
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Unformatted text preview: Spain) – Catholic Church as co-ruler / mediator / in social fabric Hierarchy based on color/heritage but somewhat fluid – Hierarchy based on color/heritage – but somewhat fluid after religious conversion – • • Indians did not do slavery well. Christians couldn’t be enslaved. • Africans brought for labor intensive tasks / cash crops • Purposeful intensive farming for money economy – – Sugar islands provide the most money – rest of America for support – Europeans- bananas, sugar, cattle, pigs, sheep and the horse Unit 1– Lecture One Hollinger 1301 Hybrid 7 – Americans - maize (corn), squash, pumpkins, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2008 for the course HISTORY 1301 taught by Professor Hollinger during the Fall '08 term at Tarrant County.

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