29. The Conquest of the Caribbean

Episode 30 May 28, 2018 00:20:36
29. The Conquest of the Caribbean
The Latin American History Podcast
29. The Conquest of the Caribbean
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Since Columbus' first discoveries, the Spanish empire had been confined to the island of Hispaniola. In just a few short years that would change with Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Cuba all quickly and easily coming under their control. This episode tells the story of how they did it. We have met some of its characters before - like Pinzon and de las Casas, but it also includes some new ones.

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