Posts Tagged ‘European Empires’

Episode 2: European Empires in the New World pt. 1

During the late 15th century to about the 18th century Europe would be engaged in extensive overseas exploration and would also emerge as the “center” of the world, at least in regard to its power, militarily and economically. This is the start of the age of European colonialism, sometimes referred to as the first age…

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Episode 1: The Americas Before Columbus

Covering the Americas prior to Columbus, we destroy some myths about native American peoples, including how they arrived and the size of native American population.   Some of the resources used to create this episode: Charles Mann, 1491.  Stuart J. Fiedel, “The Peopling of the New World: Present Evidence, New Theories, and Future Directions”  in Journal…

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