Reading Guide for Week Two
Text: Divine, Chapter 1: 1/25/00
Special Topics: What's all the Fuss about Columbus?
The "Push" and "Pull" of Transatlantic Migration
Answer one of the following text questions:
Primary Source Assignment
What were the differences among the English, French,
and Spanish in their approaches to the New World?
What does it mean to say that Europeans "conquered"
the land and the peoples of North America?
What would it mean to say that Europeans "encountered"
rather than"conquered" the land and the peoples of North America?
How do the course themes of freedom, diversity,
and migration play a role in the initial phase of European exploration
Choose one of the following:
1.) Richard Hakluyt, Discourse
of Western Planting (1584)
Answer at least two of the following primary source questions:
Who was Richard Hakluyt and what was he so eager
for England to do?
Who were Walter Raghly (Raleigh) and "kinge Phillippe"
and why were they so important?
What arguments did make Hakluyt in support of
How would you describe this document and what
does it add to your understanding of European expansion?
2.) Giacomo Gastaldi, Map
of the New World
Examine this map and answer at least two of the following questions.
help, use your text and the information on the web site you can access
In what year, approximately, did Gastaldi make
Why did he make this map?
Why did he include the details that are presented?
What does this map say about European knowledge
of the New World? About European policy and prospects for the NewWorld?