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Unformatted text preview: Depopulation has effects well into 20 th century By 1850, only half of the expected population lived in West Africa Africa had a smaller proportion of world population in 1900 than 1700 West Africa remained relatively poor Cultivated areas returned to bush, with attendant diseases Effects of droughts became more prolonged and severe A changing emphasis in agriculture to transportable foodstuffs Creolization and Staple Crops The process by which two cultures exchange specific features and processes and interact with the environment to form a new culture Slavery on the North American mainland structures creolization to a great extent Social and Economic Factors that Helped Structure the Cultural Process of Creolization Staple Crops Sugar Tobacco Other Crops (Rice, Indigo, Spices, Coffee, etc.) Demographic Factors Death rates Disease Work regimes Birth rates Gender rates...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor C.daniels during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '07