HIST 1020 Week 1 Notes
HIST 1020 Week 1 Notes HIST 1020
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Date Created: 01/17/16
1/14/2016 Introduction Notes History 1020 – Tiffany Sippial Toward a New WorldView: 15 18 Centuries Powerpoint Outline (Canvas) I. New Frontiers of Contact & Exchange II. A New Order of Knowledge III. What Little Red Riding Hood Tells Us Class Notes: Contact & Connection 1492: Christopher Columbus was funded by Spain (Ferdinand & Isabela). Italy and Portugal declined him. Out of Columbus’s voyage to the Americas, Spain wanted 3 things: 1. Land suitable for cash crops 2. Markets 3. Faith the promotion and spread of Christianity Columbus thought he was in India and referred to the Taino people as Indians. Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press in 1439 helped spread the news of Columbus’s new discovery. Biological Consequences of 1492 “Columbian Exchange” – (definition) global diffusion of plants, animals, and pathogens as a result of contact between two distinct and separated worlds. The Americas (New World) & Old World Exchange: Corn and potatoes were important items.Europeans learned that these items were rugged; they grow in a variety of climates. Also, they have a high calorie content. Quinine was used to treat malaria. Xocoatl (chocolate) – Columbus’s nephew says that Europeans loved it. They referred to it as an almond. Microbial Exchange: European specific diseases – smallpox (#1 killer); measles; diphtheria; influenza; whooping cough American specific diseases – syphilis… however, new research says syphilis may have been native to the Old World.
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