The Discovery of America: With Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest, Volume 2

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Houghton Mifflin, 1892
 

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Contents

The stupid or accidental change of the Indian name
42
His lawsuit against the crown
48
The landfall on the first voyage of Vespucius was near
52
And from some point on the coast of the United States
59
Herrera got the date wrong 1506 instead of 1497
67
The Cantino map proves that the coasts of Florida
76
How and why the old mapmakers were puzzled
80
The voyage of Vespucius iu 149798 is the only voyage
82
Second voyage of Pinzon and discovery of the Ama
95
His letter to Lorenzo de Medici 108110
108
Intense interest aroused by this little tract
113
The Lenox globe made about 1510 120122
120
Some account of Melas antipodal world or Opposite
128
The French version of the letter is turned into Latin
134
The inscription upon Waldseemiillers map the Tabula
140
The map cir 1514 attributed to Leonardo da Vinci 146147
146
The name America was first applied to the western
152
The first published charge against Vespucius was made
159
Causal sequence of voyages from the third of Colum
165
Americus returns to Spain and visits Columbus
172
Emergence of the idea of a western hemisphere Stob
180
Sequeira and Serrano saved by Magellan
186
Traitors in the fleet 192193
192
Discovery of the strait
199
The medijeval spirit sudden conversion of the people
206
Return of the Victoria by the Cape of Good Hope
208
Romantic dreams of the Spanish explorers 214
214
The Nahua tribes
220
The hostile Tlascalans
227
Specialization of Tlaloc as elemental deity
233
By what stages the Spaniards arrived diffusion
239
Pinotl visits the mysterious strangers and carries news
243
He was set aside however and Hernando Cortes
245
The Spaniards received as gods at Xocotlan
252
Massacre of Cholulans by the Spaniards 258259
258
Population of Tenochtitlan 264265
265
Drinks
270
Effect of seizing the head warchief
276
Arrival of Narvaez at San Juan de Ulloa
282
Gaining of Tezcuco
288
CHAPTER IX
294
The Chibchas 295296
295
The Chirihuanas east of the Andes
349
There was little or no division of labour 355356
355
General summary
361
Starting of the expeditions
367
Enciso deposed by his men
371
Pedrarias Davila
377
Balboa put to death by Pedrarias
383
Pizarro and Almagro start in search of the golden
391
The Spaniards arrive upou the scene
398
The true Inca Manco makes his submission and
407
Uow Fernando Pizarro was received in Spain
413
Pedro de la Gasca
419
End of the Inca dynasty 425426
426
Beginnings of Indian slavery under Columbus 432
432
Birth and family of Las Casas 437438
437
The conversion of Las Casas
450
Spanish conquests and resulting movements of
463
His preparations for a peaceful invasion of the Land
468
The New Laws of Charles V
474
His relations with Philip II
480
The Land of Easter
486
The voyage of Gomez in 1525
492
Theories of Agnese and Gastaldi 496497
496
Expedition of Soto to the Mississippi 509510
509
Historic importance of the affair
522
Defeat of the mutineers
535
His false pretensions 640
541
William Baffin
548
The long struggle between Spaniards and Moors
556
Expulsion of the Moriscoes from Spain and its ter
562
That policy has been the chief cause of the success
569
A Toscanellis letter to Columbus with the enclosed
571
B The bull Inter Cetera with Edens translation
580
List of officers and sailors in the first voyage
594
Fate of the Trinidad 208
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The New World was not the western but the south
602
The deposition of Urco Inca 336
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Caxamarca 400401
623
How this event was to be regarded Quetzalcoatl
624
It proves with equal force that he never professed
629
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