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Hispaniola

Figure 3.10 Hispaniola

Point Co-ordinates: 19008'21.12' N and 71046'38.71' W

He returned to Hispaniola on the 20th of August (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus).

The purpose of Columbus' voyage was to loot and acquire gold as well as to conquer nations. He did this by enslaving natives to facilitate in Haiti and threatening to cut off their hands if they did not find substantial amounts of gold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus).

His plan was however foiled by the natives becoming sick due diseases brought in by the Europeans, and therefore the amount of gold found was minimal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus).

Columbus viewed slavery as the answer to colonising new regions, but the King and Queen would rather include the natives into Christendom than enslave them (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus).