Introduction to New Spain and the Atlantic World

New Spain

Hernan Cort├ęs, a rogue conquistador out to prove his mettle with no authorization from the Spanish crown or any of the governors in their Caribbean holdings, landed with his crew at what is now Veracruz, Mexico in 1519. Greeted at the coast by scouts and emissaries sent by Montezuma II, the Aztec emperor at the …

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