Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 / Edition 1

Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 / Edition 1

by Alfred W. Crosby
     
 

The best thing about this book is its overarching thesis, the concept of a Columbian exchange. This provocative device permits Crosby to shape a lot of familiar and seemingly unrelated data into a fresh synthesis. . . . The implications of this interplay between novel biological and social forces are fascinating. Journal of American History

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The best thing about this book is its overarching thesis, the concept of a Columbian exchange. This provocative device permits Crosby to shape a lot of familiar and seemingly unrelated data into a fresh synthesis. . . . The implications of this interplay between novel biological and social forces are fascinating. Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780837172286
Publisher:
ABC-Clio, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/1972
Series:
Contributions in American Studies Series, #2
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface to the 2003 Edition
Foreword
Preface to the 1972 Edition
1The Contrasts3
2Conquistador y Pestilencia35
3Old World Plants and Animals in the New World64
4The Early History of Syphilis: A Reappraisal122
5New World Foods and Old World Demography165
6The Columbian Exchange Continues208
Bibliography222
Bibliography to the 2003 Edition261
Index277

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