EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY

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EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY
  1. The encounter that began in 1492 among the peoples of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres was one of the truly epochal events in world history
    1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 1492
      1. Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of the New World was commemorated with a massive "Columbian Exhibition"
        1. Identified Columbus with imperialism, colonialism, and conquest
        2. this cultral collision produced an extraordinary transformation in the new world, and it also changes in the old world.
          1. SLAVERY AND SPANISH COLONIZATION
            1. Slavery was a familiar institution to many sixteenth-century Europeans
              1. Several factors made African slaves the cheapest and most expedient labor source.
              2. THE MAKING OF AMERICA
                1. TWO PERSPECTIVES
                  1. LAND OF RICHES
                    1. CANNIBALISM
                  2. THE BLACK LEGEND
                    1. The Black Legend provided powerful ideological sanction for English involvement in the New World
                    2. EUROPEAN COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL EXPANSION
                      1. Christopher Columbus's voyages of discovery were part of a much broader pattern of European commercial and financial expansion during the fifteenth century
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