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Questions related to the history of most of the Western Hemisphere, the term having originated in the 16th Century, being applied to North and South America in particular and nearby groups of islands including Bermuda and the Caribbean.

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Was a copy of Bobadilla's report on Christopher Columbus really found in a Spanish archive in 2006?

As claimed in The Guardian A transcription of the document is apparently available on JSTOR here, the section "Pesquisa Del Comendador Francisco de Bobadilla". I cannot read Spanish and otherwise ...
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What would be the pay for a child deck-hand in the 1600's?

There is this short story I am writing, and I want to be somewhat historically accurate in the details. In the story, there is a young orphan boy who is serving as a deck-hand on a cargo ship from ...
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