Lecture Outline #3:

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"Savage and Barbaric Peoples"

1. Encounters in the New World: the physical and economic impact

A. Demography
B. The growth of the slave trade in the Americas

2. Encounters in the New World: social and cultural relations

A. First contacts: the honeymoon period
B. From Contact to Conflict

3. Constructing the Barbarian in the 16th and 17th centuries

A. Nature’s Slaves 
B.The Slavery Debate and the Problem of Classification

 

Keywords:

barbarian
natural slavery
encomienda

Sites of Interest:

Indigenous Cultures of the Americas   A page of links about Incas, Aztecs, Tainos, and other indigenous cultures of the Americas

 

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