Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Slaves in the New World, were imported African slaves

Christopher Columbus on his second voyage, on his second voyage, in 1493, imported slaves to the New World (other than indigenous people enslaved by other indigenous people), they were African slaves. They were followed by European slaves imported by Spanish settlers of the colony in Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola (now the capital of the Dominican Republic). Then in 1502, a man by the name of Nicolas de Ovando, the first royal governor of the West Indies, received official authorization from the queen of Spain to import African slaves “born in the power of Christians.” Even though Ovando had already instituted a system of peonage for the natives of the island, the Africans were brought in because they were thought to be more productive labourers than the Indians.

Date:
      1493, 1502
Name(s):
      Nicolas de Ovando,
Occupation:
      Royal Governor of the West Indies
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain,
      Explorer,
      Importer
Location:
      New World


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First Euro Town in New World, La Isabela

Christopher Columbus a European in the New World, founded a town called La Isabela, Continue reading

Eyewitness report to become a best-seller

Christopher Columbus wrote a letter to the monarchs of Spain in March 1493, this eyewitness report to become a best-seller was this letter. Continue reading

New World added to world map

Juan de la Cosa, a Spanish navigator and geographer, drew the first mapping of New World, showing Spanish discoveries. Continue reading