Colonial America

Colonizers 1400 - 1800 & Research Workshop

Dr. Kane Social Science 116 | MWF 12:35-1:30 PM

Office Hrs: M 10:20 - 11:20 & F 1:30 - 3:30 Social Science 60S

Wednesday, September 6

coming up

  • Academic Honesty quiz Sept 11
  • Objects paper due Monday Sept 25 (BB)

Chicago citations

  • Maeve Kane, "Covered with Such a Cappe: The Archaeology of Seneca Clothing, 1615–1820." Ethnohistory 61, no. 1 (2014): 1-25.
  • Anderson, Fred. The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War. New York: Viking, 2005, 20-25.
  • “Amulet in the Form of Miniature Shackles.” National Museum of African American History and Culture. Accessed September 4, 2017.

finding objects

finding primary sources

finding secondary sources

citation management

Taylor, Colonizers 1400-1800

  • why were Native people more vulnerable to European diseases?
  • how did contact-era epidemic disease affect European and Native views of contact?

the Reconquista

  • suspicion of conversos
  • development of techniques for supervising and administering "alien" populations
  • "just war" theory
  • military-driven seizure of new areas

English colonization in Ireland

  • (attempted) conversion of locals via settlment
  • religious and loyalty requirements for colonial administrators
  • rhetorical distancing from colonized
  • "surrender and regrant"

Atlantic islands colonization

  • Christianization as justification
  • commodification of labor =/= commodification of people
  • first "triangle trade"
  • circumvention of trade routes in favor of export commodities
  • circulation of knowledge re: profitable ventures

joint-stock and shareholding

  • dispersal of financial risk and gain
  • accumulation of larger pools of capital
  • corporate bankruptcy without personal bankruptcy
  • long distance exchange with disparate mediums of exchange
  • ownership of investments separate from ownership of shares

1494 Treaty of Tordesillas and papal Inter Caetera