Atlantic History and the Slave Trade to Spanish America

  title={Atlantic History and the Slave Trade to Spanish America},
  author={Alex Borucki and David Eltis and David Wheat},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
WITHIN HALF A CENTURY OF COLUMBIAN CONTACT, the most powerful state in Europe had taken over the two most powerful polities in the Americas: the Aztec and Inca empires. From that point until at least 1810, Spanish America was the largest and most populated European imperial domain in the New World, stretching eventually from California to Buenos Aires. Both the first and the last slave voyages to cross the Atlantic disembarked not very far from each other, in the Spanish colonies of Hispaniola… 

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