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UNIT 14: Land and Labor Relationships

UNIT AUDIO GLOSSARY

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Asante Audio Pronunciation of Asante
Kingdom of the Asante people, which reached its height after 1700, was located in a gold-producing forest of what is modern-day Ghana.

corvée Audio Pronunciation of corvée
French word meaning labor service owed to the state.

encomienda Audio Pronunciation of encomienda
Spanish royal grant of authority over the labor of Native Americans in the Spanish colonies; the encomienda holder was required to convert the Native Americans to Christianity.

Hispaniola Audio Pronunciation of Hispaniola
Island to the east of Cuba where Columbus founded a Spanish colony in 1493; present-day island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Potosi Audio Pronunciation of Potosi
Andean city where the Spanish required Native Americans to mine silver for global trade; one of the largest world cities in the sixteenth century.

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