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Atlantic Slave Trade
the buying, transporting, and selling of Africans for work in the Americas.
Colony
a land controlled by another nation
Conquistador
The spanish soldiers explorers, and fortune hunters who took part in the conquest of the Americas in the 16th century.
Dutch East India Company
A company founded by the Dutch in the early 17th century to establish and direct trade throughout Asia.
Encomienda
A grant of land made by Spain to a settler in the America's including the right to use Native Americans as laborers on it.
Mestizo
A person of mixed Spanish and Native American ancestry.
Middle Passage
the voyage that brought enslaved Africans to the West Indies and later to North America, and later to North and South America, to be sold as slaves- so called because it was considered the middle leg of the triangular trade.
Triangular Trade
The transatlantic trading network along which slaves and other goods were carried between Africa, England, Europe, the West Indies, and the colonies in The America's.