Chapter 1: New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C.-A.D. 1769

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Nation-state

the form of political society that combines centralized government with a high degree of ethnic and cultural unity

Matrilinear

the form of society in which family line, power, and wealth are pass primarily through the female side

Confederacy

An alliance or league of nations or peoples looser than a federation

Primeval

Concerning the earliest origin of things

Saga

A lengthy story or poem recounting the great deeds and adventures of a people and their heroes

Middlemen

In trading systems, those dealers who operate between the original buyers and the retail merchants who sell to customers

Caravel

A small vessel with a high deck and three triangular sails

Plantation

A large-scale agricultural enterprise growing commercial crops and usually employing coerced or slave labor

Ecosystem

A naturally evolved network of relations among organisms in a stable environment

Demographic

Concerning the general characteristics of a given population, including such factors as numbers, age, gender, birth and death rates, and so on

Conquistador(es)

A Spanish conqueror or adventurer in the Americas

Capitalism

An economic system characterized by private property, free trade, and open and accessible markets

Encomienda

The Spanish labor system in which persons were held to unpaid service under the permanent control of their masters, though not legally owned by them

Mestizo

A person of mixed Native American and European ancestry

Province

A medium-sized subunit of territory of governmental administration within a larger nation or empire

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