ANTHRO 41A Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Landfall, Quetzalcoatl, Smallpox

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Anthro 41a lecture notes week 2: the colonization of the. Lecture 1: the new world, war, labor, & exchange. +beginnings of nation-state as system of political organization. +the colombian exchange: exchange of food/natural products between old and new. ~new world crops europe (tomatoes, potatoes, corn, chilies) +trying to get vibrant trade in indian ocean. 1492: christopher columbus make landfall on hispaniola (modern day dr and haiti) ~majority of gold/silver from americas go to dutch arms trader and italian. ~they used silver to pay for chinese goods. ~welcomed him with gifts of gold and human sacrifice. +partly result of superior technology, deceit, alliance with enemies. +by 1520: half residents were dead from disease. +debate if indigenous were fully people/if moral to enslave. +began import african slaves to work on gold/silver mine and plantations. Spanish monarch: charles v (then philip ii) financiers. October 31, 1517: martin luther nails 95 thesis to door of all saints church.

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