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History 105 Week #3

by: Kathleen Sparks

History 105 Week #3 HIS 10500

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These notes consist of both lectures in week three. The information finishes the Unit on Contact, Commerce, and Communication and go through a little of Worlds Entangled, ending in Mercantilism.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kathleen Sparks on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIS 10500 at Purdue University taught by Ariel De La Fuente in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 42 views. For similar materials see Survey of Global History in History at Purdue University.


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Date Created: 09/08/16
Week #3 Contact, Commerce, and Communication (continued)  Asia o Controlled two ports in India  Expansion of foreign commerce and growth of economy  More production and expansion of the tax base o Expansion = military power  Ming China o Silver from Americas  Taxes were collected  Spain in the Philippines o First trading galleon from Mexico to the Philippines  This was the first global market o 1571: establishment of market network  Cortes’ letter o His views are contradicting  The city is just as developed as any cities in Spain but they ‘don’t have God’, so they are barbarians o He is trying to justify taking them over  To protect their lives as well as their property and to teach them about god o NEVER believe the evidence given at face value, until you have analyzed it o Bias: document has been translated  Also given background information to lead with before this document  Teacher directing and affecting interpretation of the document Worlds Entangled, 1600-1750  Consolidation of Global Trading Networks o Sugar became massively reproduced in the Caribbean and Brazil o Spices were traded by the Dutch from Southeast Asia o Cotton textiles came from India o Silk and Spices also came from China o MOST IMPORTANT: silver was traded from Mexico (Mesoamerica) and in the Andes  Mercantilism o “one person’s gain was the other person’s loss” o the human’s ability to create wealth is virtually non-bounding o the function of the colonies was the produce wealth for the metropolitan nation (European Powers)  Measured by the accumulation of gold and silver o Colonies were forced only to trade with the nation that controlled that colony Week #3  French owner producing sugar in modern day Haiti could not sell in international market  Had to sell to France o Sellers could not sell for prices they wanted, had to sell for the price the nation would want o This would allow the nation to sell to other nations for a higher price and make profit


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