Colonial Legacies - Colonial Legacies I. Before the...

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Colonial Legacies I. Before the Conquest: The Americas, Africa, and Europe: The World in 1492 A. Colonial lets us see about how racial and class structures translate to present day B. The world in 1492 i. Columbus goes to the New World C. Centers of world power in Asia and Africa D. Wealth and power concentrated in the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean worlds i. This is what the Europeans are trying to tap into E. Western Europe – on the periphery of world events F. Pre-conquest Europe, Africa, and the Americas i. What was the nature of these societies before 1492? a. Diversity b. Iberian Peninsula ruled by the Moors c. West Africa in trade d. Africa had different types of empires and cultures throughout – maybe shouldn’t think about the continent as a whole e. More complex than “Africa” “Europe” and the “Americas” imply II. Conquest and Colonization A. Conquest of the Caribbean – 1492 B. Conquest of the Aztec Empire – 1521 C. Conquest of the Inca Empire – 1532 D. Portuguese “discover” of Brazil – 1500 E. Understanding of periods, not dates – pre-colonial to colonial period *** F. What were the ramifications of the Conquest? i.
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