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Key to the New WorldA History of Early Colonial Cuba$
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Luis Martínez-Fernández

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400325

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400325.001.0001

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First Encounters, Inventing America, and the Columbian Exchange

First Encounters, Inventing America, and the Columbian Exchange

(p.37) 3 First Encounters, Inventing America, and the Columbian Exchange
Key to the New World

Luis Martínez-Fernández

University Press of Florida

This chapter covers the subject of the discovery of America, including the voyages of Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci. It looks at the theological, scientific, and philosophical debates surrounding the early encounters between Europeans and the indigenous inhabitants, as well as the evolving cartography of the New World. The chapter also examines two useful perspectives: Edmundo O’Gorman’s “Invention of America,” and Alfred W. Crosby’s “Columbian Exchange.”

Keywords:   Columbian Exchange, Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus, Discovery, Indigenous Inhabitants, Cartography, Invention of America

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