• The extent to which the environment has historically shaped the Caribbean economies..
    Girvan refers to as the one among scholars. In his paper Reinterpreting the Caribbean, Norman Girvan defines the Caribbean as being “a socio-historical category, commonly referring to a common zone characterized by the legacy of slavery and the plantation system. It embraces the islands and part of...
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  • New Directions - Exploration, Expansion, Society, and the Arts
    . Describe the reasons behind King Charles I’s decision to begin the African slave trade. Las Casas who criticized the encomienda system urged Spanish crown to find a new source of labor other than the natives. The sugarcane plantations in the Caribbean and South Africa required a backbreaking labor supply...
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  • Whap Chapter 19 Notes
    began ending the institution in the 1540s; encomiendas pretty much gone by 1620s -Colonists began trying to get grants of land instead of Indians • Colonial gov’t labor/tax demands on natives increased -Adopted the Inca mita system; Natives required to send groups of laborers to work -Indians...
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  • Tutorial
      exploitation   like  the   encomienda  and  the  repartiemento  systems,  were  worked  (to  death)   instead).   Archaeologists  today  have  uncovered  the  trash  pits  of  these  earliest  peoples   in  the  Caribbean...
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  • New World Change and Continuity
    exported out of the Americas. The New World Crops would have a profound effect on Old World countries; European and African populations increased, as well as the demand for such goods. The encomienda system, as well as a new social system developed where those from pure Spanish origin ranked at the top...
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  • Latin America
    labor and taxes. The harshness of encomiendas contributed to Indian population decline. From the 1540s, the crown, not wanting a new American nobility to develop, began to modify the system. Most encomiendas disappeared by the 1620s. Colonists henceforth sought grants of land, not labor. The state...
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  • African Slavery - 1
    the islands. The arrival of Columbus saw the introduction of Spaniards into the Caribbean. They were wealthy and quickly set up mines, ranches or plantations but demanded a workforce. The native Amerindians became subjective to the Encomienda and Repartimiento systems where they were divided into...
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  • Caribbean Culture
    which has been deeply affected by the brand of European Colonialism. The Spanish through the encomienda system and other means exterminated the original inhabitants. The British introduced the plantation system and with it, the enslavement of Africans and the indentureship of the Chinese and East...
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  • The Carribbean Experience
    Philippines in 1521 for Spain was executed as he tried to conquer more lands in 1565 Spanish invasion of Philippines Indigenous Groups of the Caribbean Arawaks, Taino (Hispaniola), Caribs The Cacique a. the local ruler (interchangeable with high and low rulers) Encomiendas grant of native...
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  • Columbus Was No Hero
    and even carry them everywhere they went.” (Loewen 63) Columbus installed the encomienda system in which entire native villages could be forced to work under a colonist. This system of force labor was practically slavery. The system was so harsh and inhumane that “[the Indians] chose suicide...
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  • Use of Labor Systems 1750-1914
    encomiendas, which were pieces of land that required the labor from people. Despite having slaves, there was also some type of labor force. In addition, trade still continued and there was contact with other people. In conclusion, the use of labor systems in Latin America from the 1750-1914 was a...
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  • Amerindian History
    Margarita led to them being declared “Caribs” (thus, fair game for slaves) in 1511. As a consequence, Trinidad became the focus of the Spanish slaving raids.  Under a system employed by the Spanish Crown (Encomienda System), a person was granted a specific number of natives for whom they were to...
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  • Comparison
    for their plantations. The Spaniards had the encomienda system and had different cultivation of crops. The encomienda system gave Spanish settlers the right to compel Tainos work in their mines or fields. Encomenderos looked out for their workers’ health and welfare and to encourage them to convert...
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  • chapter 19 analysis
    Spanish colonies were decimated by the arrival of the Europeans. The encomienda system put Native Americans to extensive work with little protection, causing their population decline. In Brazil by 1750, their were over 15,000 African slaves, about half of the total population of Brazil. 5 Key Ideas...
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  • Ummayad Empire
    were created~ resulting a slave trade with Africa and highly commercial agricultural system*sugar. | | |Conquest of Spanish and Portuguese and colonization of the Americas. | | |Caribbean...
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  • interlectual traditions
    the need to view the indigenous people not only in terms of the labour they provided through (encomienda) but the cultural contribution they have made. (Kalinago resisted Europeans and halted the advance of European settlement, left us architectural styles, foods, craft, farming systems) Objectives...
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  • Spain vs England Colonial Administration
    cities so as to not violate any Spanish laws. The encomienda system was popular during this time. Encomiendas were the rights to demand taxes or labor from the Indians of the land. Encomiendas were used to make the Indians work (such us in mines - Potosi Mine in Peru - or mills in Mexico City) even...
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  • Critically Examine the Effects of the Spanish Colonization on the Indigenous Population in Trinidad.
    The encomiendas system though as a means of developing the island, led to the enslavement of the Amerindian population. The once freed Amerindian population had many customs one of which was the Cunuco system. The Amerindians used this system for agricultural purposes. They worked limited hours early...
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  • Chris
    regions resources and the introduction of various systems of production and economic organizations that have influenced modern Caribbean society and culture. (Plantation economies based on primary products: tobacco, sugarcane, oil, bauxite, diamonds, gold – monoculture, encomienda, Enslavement...
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  • God
    American slave systems did not work out well. They did have encomienda, repartimiento, and mita systems though that unofficially enslaved the Native Americans. Slavery was a common thing during 1450-1750, and slavery all over the world, whether it was in Africa or Latin America, was very similar to each other. Though the treatment of slaves may have different at times, the concept of slavery was similar....
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