Wednesday, 30 March 2016
This week we cover the brief and disastrous reign of Tizoc before introducing into the narrative Ahuitzotl.
Monday, 28 March 2016
This week we cover the fall of New Sweden as the Swedes provoked the Dutch, leading to an invasion. We then double back to begin going through the history of New Netherland in more detail.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
This week we cover the history of New Sweden.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
This week we return to the narrative by covering the reign of Axayacatl (1468-1481). We also introduce the mortal enemies of the Aztecs, the Tarascans. They are pictured in this map as yellow, Aztecs are blue.
Monday, 14 March 2016
This week we cover some of the history of New Netherland, but it is quite impossible to talk about New Netherland without talking about New Sweden. Therefore, what we do today is go back to Europe so we can figure out why the Swedes thought founding an empire on the Delaware was a good idea.
Monday, 7 March 2016
This week we cover the exploration of the Hudson River, the founding of New Netherland, Fort Orange (Albany) and New Amsterdam (New York City).
Thursday, 3 March 2016
This week we finish our exploration of Aztec social history by exploring all the different layers of society.