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Unformatted text preview: approach, 4 continents appear as one Columbian Exchange Diseases , transmission of people/ideas/diseases (malaria, flu, yellow fever, small pox, plague)/animals/plants, greatest known demographic disaster, 37 million killed by diseases in South America, and 5 million in N.A., Africans desired because of immunity to European and African diseases, syphilis came back to Europe, cassava further empowered the matrilineal society in Africa Going to Europe Going to Americas Livestoc k Cattle, horses Diseases syphilis Malaria, yellow fever, plague, smallpox Crops Potatoes, tobacco, maize, cassava, cocoa Sugar, rice Mississippian Culture 800-1300, imported corn from Mesoamerica, settled semi-urban culture, sophisticated art/religion, mounds to show status and respect, drought/ climate affects hugely (they blame religious people and casus more disjoint societies), use of resources hinder them (running out of wood), disease , more vulnerable to Europe because of their wealth...
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- Spring '08
- Civil War, new trade routes, Columbian Exchange Diseases, Societies- new world