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Chapter 1: The Meeting of Cultures



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OBJECTIVES

A thorough study of Chapter 1 should enable you to understand:
  1. What the New World was like at the time of Christopher Columbus.
  2. The ways in which the peoples of the New and Old Worlds affected each other when their societies came in contact in the late fifteenth century.
  3. The colonial policies of the colonizing nations and the effect each had on the future of the Americas.
  4. Some important aspects of the culture from which Negro slaves were taken.
  5. The early development of slavery.
  6. The role of religion in European efforts to colonize the New World.
  7. The first efforts of the English to establish a colony and the reasons for their failure.


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