colonial worlds (mining, mercantilism)

colonial worlds (mining, mercantilism) - GEOG Colonial...

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GEOG – Colonial Americas MAIN TRENDS - Creation and destruction of places - Connecting places via exchange of people, things, plants, ideas (Mercantilism) - Dominant economies: silver and sugar - Inequalities o Racial/social hierarchies o Political subjugation Creation and Destruction - Church of Santo Domingo - Coricancha o Quri Kancha “golden courtyard” o Inti Kancha (temple of the sun) - Colonists and religious people tried to change places to best suit their needs, not trying to destroy and change for the worse. Exchange: Mercantilism (15 th – 18 th centuries) - Guiding principle: culture, modernity, rationality, power, all diffuse from Europe (the center of the world, everything had to be managed from Europe, colonies were peripheries) - Acquisition of metals enhances (state) power (Spanish) o “when it comes to wealth, the crown comes first” o “The more silver and gold, the better!” o “acquire wealth, serve god, personal glory/honor” - Rent-seeking (taxes/tribute) was a source of wealth and revenue
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