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Foundations of America Note:   Discovering the American Past Vol I,  7 th  edition This Friday -- Section Reading on Note-taking on blackboard Discussing requirements and  expectations
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Teaching Assistants  eannis1@binghamton.edu afagal1@binghamton.edu shenesy1@binghamton.edu cpearl1@binghamton.edu dpearso1@binghamton.edu
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Old Worlds, “New Worlds” ‘Discovery’  as Process, Conquest and  Catastrophe
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Questions: What was the “Columbian Exchange”  and how significant was it? Who lived in the Americas before they  were called “The Americas”? Why do the Europeans Expand when  they Expand?
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Destruction of Indians: @ 90% rate of disease fatality Mexico, 20M to 730K, 1519-1620 Peru, 10M to 600K, 1530-1620 NA, 2M (4m) to 200,000, 1900 Displacement, 1492-1820 7.7M Africans to Americas 2.3M Europeans to Americas High fatality rates Consequences
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Pathogens Small Pox, measles,  bronchial infections,  flue, etc. Syphilis 
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Impacts: America De-population Collapse of  societies, polities,  economies, and  religions Creation of New  Syncretic  Cultures Amer-Euro-Afro Europe Expanded diet and  increased crop yields
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