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Qxd 09/27/2006 12:02 PM Page 13 PMAC-131 27A:GRBQ096:Chapter:Chapter-01: Techbooks The Expansion of Europe • 13 that can be verified, and even they have dissolved into legend. D. 985 an Icelander named Erik the Red—the New World’s first real-estate booster—colonized the west coast of a rocky, fogbound island he deceptively called Greenland, and about a year later a trader missed Greenland and sighted land beyond. D. 1001 and sighted the coasts of Helluland (Baffin Island), Markland (Labrador), and Vinland (Newfoundland), where he settled for the winter.
He returned in 1542 without gold but with a more realistic view of what lay in those arid lands. The Spanish established provinces in North America not so much as commercial enterprises but as defensive buffers protecting their more lucrative trading empire in Mexico and South America. They were concerned about French traders infiltrating from Louisiana, English settlers crossing into Florida, and Russian seal hunters wandering down the California coast. Yet the Spanish settlements in what is today the United States never flourished.
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