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Period IV: Global Interactions C. 1450-C. 1750, Part I

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  • Intro 0:00
  • 1450-1750 Key Concepts 1:12
    • Globalizing Networks Of Communication And Exchange
    • New Forms Of Social Organization And Modes Of Production
    • State Consolidation And Imperial Expansion
  • Periodization 4:39
    • Era- Product Of Historians
  • Networks Globalize 8:32
    • Atlantic System
    • Expand Trade And Travel
  • Columbus Caravel, The Nina 10:17
  • Improved Maps Were Important--1459 11:22
  • Improved Maps Were Important--1520 12:09
  • Improved Maps Were Important--1630 12:36
  • Stepped-up Maritime Reconnaissance 13:12
    • Zeng He
    • Ming Dynasty
    • Fleet Of Ships
    • Prince Henry The Navigator
  • Bartolomeu Diaz 18:37
  • Vasco da Gama 19:00
  • Stepped-up Maritime Reconnaissance 20:34
    • Christopher Columbus
  • Voyaging Into The Unknown 21:37
  • Trade Winds Favored Columbus 22:33
  • Columbus' Voyages 23:07
  • The Meeting Of Americans And Europeans 24:02
  • Oceania And Polynesia 25:15
    • Europeans Did Not Venture Much Into the Pacific
  • Changed Times=Changed Business Models 25:42
    • Risk Aversion
    • New Economic Policy: Mercantilism
    • World-Wide Connection: Flow Of Silver
  • The Atlantic System 31:37
    • Main Export- Slaves (West Africa)
    • Sugar And Tobacco
    • America Gets Involved- Rum
  • Results Of The Atlantic System 34:33
    • Mixing Of Africans, Europeans, And Americans
    • New Unequal Social Systems Set Up
    • Penninsulares
    • Creoles
    • Black Slaves
  • 1450-1750 Key Concepts 38:17