Lec 1 - Geography 50AC January 19, 2006 When World's...

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Geography 50AC January 19, 2006 When World’s Collide California in the age of European conquest Lecture 1 European Conquest California was seen as an island back in the 1600s o Because of different topography Spanish owns Iberian peninsula o Conquered Portugal eventually New Castile was Peru New Spain was Mexico Spain blew all there money on castles, militaries, palaces, cathedrals o Resulted in fall of Spain because they didn’t invest enough in production French were next, up in Canada, as traders Traded far west south to Louisiana o French names, Detroit and St. Louis Rise of the British capitalism o They centered on the Caribbean More important, more about sugar and slavery Biggest number of slaves actually went to Brazil Barbados started intensive slavery British ships carry majority of slaves o Very little reproduction in Caribbean until slavery ended o Slavery in Caribbean was basically a death pass Russian Empire o Came down from Alaska
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