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HIST 1020 Week 1 Notes

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These Notes are from Day one of class -- Introduction to the Americas.
World History 2
Tiffany Sippial
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Santoria Dunlap on Sunday January 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIST 1020 at Auburn University taught by Tiffany Sippial in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 36 views. For similar materials see World History 2 in History at Auburn University.


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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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