The Columbian Exchange
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Quotation Analysis: American Exceptionalism
American ideology has for centuries been infused with the belief that America is a special place with a special destiny. George Washington described the continent as a "conspicuous theater . . . peculiarly designed by Providence for the display o...
Primary Sources: Smallpox and the Aztecs
Beginning in the 1540s, Fray Bernardino de Sahagun began to compile a history of the Aztecs based on interviews with older Nahua Indians who had lived in the Aztec empire. This work, the Florentine Codex, was completed in 1577. Below, f...