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The colonial period began with the contact between the Old and New Worlds in 1555, and ended with the abolition of slavery in 1848. It was characterized by the slave trade between Africa and the Americas, and exchanges between the new arrivals and Native Americans. It was also marked by the bacteriological shock associated with the arrival of the settlers who contributed to the disappearance of part of the Amerindian population.
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