Chasteen’s Born in Blood and Fire Journal history

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From Chasteen’s Born in Blood and Fire, answer the following: From Ch. 2, “Encounter: ”

1) Describe and characterize the various indigenous societies of the Americas. Discuss and give examples of Non-sedentary peoples (nomadic); Semi-sedentary peoples; and Fully sedentary peoples. How did their ways of life affect the Encounter with Europeans and create the current diversity in national populations? Show complexity. (At least four sentences.)

2) Compare the colonization of Brazil and Mexico and discuss the larger imperial projects of Portugal and Spain (4 sentences)

3) Discuss how and why Africans come to play an important part in the colonization of the Americas. (4 or 5 sentences)

4) Discuss/describe how it was possible for relatively small Spanish and Portuguese contingents to conquer, colonize and lay effective claim to American empires in the 1500s. (4 or 5 sentences)

5) How were Spanish America and Brazil organized in economic terms? Describe and compare the parts played by silver in Spanish America and sugar in Brazil. Provide specific details (5 to 6 sentences)

6) a) What does the term “hegemony” mean in the study of colonial Latin America? Discuss it in relation to the caste system and that chart we handed out “Ethnic Hierarchy from the Spanish point of View” (also in Canvas). Give specific examples. (4 or 5 sentences)

  1. b) discuss hegemony also in terms of Give an example

7) What is transculturation? Give some examples. Describe its importance as a concept in the history of all of the Americas.

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Dr_Taavi
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1) Describe and characterize the various indigenous societies of the Americas. Discuss and
give examples of Non-sedentary peoples (nomadic); Semi-sedentary peoples; and Fully
sedentary peoples. How did their ways of life affect the Encounter with Europeans and
create the current diversity in national populations?
The indigenous societies of the North Americans include the Aleut and the Eskimo. Their native
languages consist of the Eskimo- Aleut family. Non-sedentary people are the of the Great Plains
in the Midwest who would follow migratory patterns of their sources of food. They had camps
whereby they means of survival was through hunting and gathering. There patterns of settlement
and migration continued until they were discovered by the European explorers.
2) Compare the colonization of Brazil and Mexico and discuss the larger imperial projects of
Portugal and Spain
Mexico was colonized by the Spanis...

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