The Spanish had a long history of conquering in the name of the Lord, from the reconquista to the conquistadores to the settlement of the New World. Spain justified its conquests as its mission to save the souls of heathens, while putting them to work in subhuman conditions. Explore this paradox, of conquering and killing in the name of saving. Remember to think about what else is going on in the world in regard to the Protestant Reformation and the Inquisition.
2. Compare Indian society with that of the Europeans. What differences were there? Similarities? Be sure to include in your analysis ideas about religion, land, and gender roles, as well as notions about freedom.
3. Explain as thoroughly as you can how the slave trade affected African society.
Write a full three-page document, double-space, 12 font, with detailed information. (See syllabus.) Cite your sources after each question. (Foner, pg. numbers), (recorded lectures), etc. I will assign a grade based on your thoughtful and complete exploration of the assignment