Topic: First Encounters in the New World
- Watch: Video Lecture
3) Read Christopher Columbus, “On His First Voyage to America, 1492”
and Bartolome de Las Casas “Destruction of the Indies”
4) View “New York: Before the City” (with Eric Sanderson)
6) Post a response to a key episode, line, or theme from one of your readings and from one of the documentaries . Explain what you found to be interesting, disturbing, and/or confusing.
Due Date (Monday, Sept. 13): Next Week is Labor Day Weekend and most classes are cancelled for the week, so I will give you two weeks to complete this first assignment.