The Earlier Colonialism

The Earlier Colonialism

The early colonialism is an era that took place when the European Conquest of Latin America was being carried out. It started in the late 15th century.This mission was being executed by sailors and soldiers who were explicitly reigning from the Iberian Peninsula.

It was the effect of migration of these soldiers to other parts of the world from their homeland that brought about a resurgence of a new generation that was a mixture of Amerindian women and later on African slaves. The international trade that was taking place between continents, for instance, the fur trade from Europe to North America was also a factor that brought a lot of men from Europe and other European nations to other parts of the world.

This article displays colonialism right away from the start. We see the Portuguese, Spanish, French, and other European nations, sending out explorers and soldiers sailing around the world.They were discovering new lands to venture. It displayed a picture that they were ready and prepared to go and colonize the new area.

The birth of the term caste was due to the appearance of a new generation that developed after the post-Conquest period. The article further clarifies that the casta system was more than social-racially classified. The statement “The Spanish colonial state and the Church expected more tax and tribute payment from those of lower social-racial categories’’, clarifies very well that colonialism was present. Racial groupings having their set privileges and restrictions set for both legal and customary purposes is an attribute of colonization. From all these aspects and social the article represent a colonial society. In a primitive society people are oppressed, and they don’t have equal rights.

The political aspect in this article comes out when you look at the structure of how the elites take over government jobs, big appointments, collecting tax and tributes from the poor. They also have the guts to run the government the way they want.