Odessa Meeting of European Amerindian & African Cultures During Exploration Research

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The meeting of European, Amerindian, and African cultures during the Age of Exploration.

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The meeting of European, Amerindian, and African cultures during the Age of
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The meeting of European, Amerindian, and African cultures during the Age of
Exploration.
The economic growth of the New World, as we know of today, is due to the interaction
of the European, Amerindian, and African cultures at various levels including agriculture,
biologically, trade-wise, and culturally. A significant exchange of ideas occurred to form
entirely new hybrid societies with each sharing a portion of another. When different people
meet, each focuses more on the differences the other has and makes critics about the same. The
person being criticized may change their ways voluntarily or have new ways imposed by new
conditions. This is what changes the people’s socioeconomic structure. The aim of this paper
is to focus on the biological, cultural and role of Africans in the interactions between
Europeans, Amerindians, and Africans during the age of exploration.
When Europeans first arrived in North America, it is said that the natives believed they
were not human. They had a strange language, strange outfits, and strange technology.
According to Christopher Columbus, natives believed they came from the sky (Columbus 22).
This attitude convinced the Amerindians that Europeans were superior to them and made them
susceptible to socioeconomic conquest. Likewise, the Europeans also formed an attitude about
Amerindians. Due to Columbus’ navigation error, European sailors believed the indigenous
Arawak community was Indians. From pre-existing knowledge, they assumed the Arawak
people had no religion since they did not find any structures of worship. At the time, the main
religions were Islam, Christianism, and Jewish. They disliked it and desired to introduce their
religion to native communities. This scenario is a perfect description of critics at first
impression when people interact for the ...


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