New Worlds: the Americas and Oceania
the chapter is from the book Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past byJerry Bentley 6
How does this video relate to material covered in Chapter 24?
What is Jared Diamond’s Thesis? Do you agree or disagree with it?
In the chapter ‘New Worlds: the Americas and Oceania,’ Jerry Bently examines the transformations of the Americas in modern times. The author focuses on the expeditions of the great European nations and how they conquered America and other countries and the aftermath. Bently reveals outbreak of smallpox epidemic, the downfall of Aztecs and Incas, the unearthing of Caribbean and Australia, and the enslavement of the Natives. Before the arrival of the Europeans in America, the population of the indigenous people was at 10 million, but by the 1800, only 1800 individuals survived on the American soil through disease epidemics and war………
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