Black Pepper the King of Spice...

Feb 3, 2021 by Rosarie Salerno

Black pepper is said to have changed the course of history. For thousands of years, Old World traders traveled to India, China and...

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More Valuable Than Gold

Jan 6, 2021 by Rosarie Salerno

Have you ever asked yourself what was the opportunistic motivation for Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, in 1492 CE, to...

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The End of Oppression and the ...

Dec 4, 2020 by Rosarie Salerno

Years before the official abolishment of the Repartimiento in 1720 CE, this economic system was on its way out. Repartimiento was...

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The Mexican Hacienda

Nov 2, 2020 by Rosarie Salerno

One of the methods used by Spain to colonize the Americas was through land-grants given to the Nobility or as a reward for valiant...

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La Malinche

Oct 1, 2020 by Rosarie Salerno

Heroin, Traitor or Diplomat? La Malinche was born circa 1500 CE, the exact date of her birth or death, 1527 (?), is not known for...

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Cortez’s Journey to Montezuma...

Aug 30, 2020 by Rosarie Salerno

The Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortez arrived at the Yucatan Peninsula in February of 1519, a Mayan speaking territory. Padre...

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