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The Quincentenary: Understanding America's Cultural Heritage

This year is a special one throughout the Americas and indeed, throughout the world. The Columbus Quincentenary gives us an opportunity to examine our history and the ways the world has changed over the past 500 years. These changes have been momentous and have profoundly effected the natural environment, animal and plant species, the movements of populations, and the development of ideas and forms of social organization and cultural expression.

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