Ginger Grows in the New World

The southeast asian spice, ginger (Zingiber officinale) was first shipped from Santiago in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) to Spain Continue reading

Archeologist Develops Modern Stratigraphy

Alfred Vincent Kidder, an American archeologist conducted an archeological study at Pecos, NM, USA between 1915 and 1929 Continue reading

Bartolome de Las Casas Published a Book on Human Rights and Slavery

Spanish priest Bartolome de Las Casas wrote a book on human rights and slavery in the New World titled Brevisirna relacion de la destruccion de las Indias (A Brief Report on the Destruction of the Indies) Continue reading

First Catholic Priest Ordained in Santo Domingo

Spanish-born Bartolome de Las Casas was the first Catholic priest ordained in the colony of Santo Domingo, Hispaniola in 1512 Continue reading

Catholic saint from the New World

Rosa de Lima, a Peruvian, became the first Catholic saint from the New World, when she was canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on August 30, 1617. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Alcazar de Colon built by Christopher Columbus

A colonial palace built in New World was the Alcazar de Colon, also called the Virreinal Palace, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Continue reading

First Euro Town in New World, La Isabela

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