The Columbian Exchange

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The Columbian Exchange: 1. Definition 2. People 3. Crops a.) Afro-Eurasia/Americas b.) American/Afro-Eurasia c.) Inter-America 4. Livestock 5. Tobacco 6. Syphilis? 1. def= exchange of animals, plants, culture (including slaves), communicable diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western hemispheres remember that New World and Old World develop completely separate for millennia 2. Not an equal exchange—the demographic revolution of people coming into America (but not leaving it) Gradually enormous number of Africa/Asian/European people in Americas 3a. Exchange occurs with crops because a lot of diversity between New and Old World crops Europeans want to plant crops in Americas that they had in Europe (grapes, wheat, fruit trees) europe america 3b. Corn, potatoes and rice from Americas to Europe. Rice extremely labor intensive People didn’t realize these new crops were coming from America potatoes are extremely nutritional and don’t require much land to farm: becomes the food
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course HIST 038 taught by Professor Burns during the Spring '10 term at GWU.

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