Columbian Exchange

Columbian Exchange Chart: Great visual overview. Contains brief information on pigs, sugar, disease, tobacco, and potatoes.

Very helpful general information on the Columbian Exchange.

The Columbian Exchange:Nice introductory information collected by Gettysburg College.

When Worlds Collide: Newsweek article with background information and a general explanation of the Columbian Exchange.

Works Cited info: Auchincloss, Kenneth. “When Worlds Collide.” Newsweek. Fall/Winter 1991. p.8-13.

When The Horse Came: Newsweek article regarding HORSES and the Columbian Exchange.

Works Cited info: Jones, Malcolm. “When the Horse Came.” Newsweek. Fall/Winter 1991. p.76-77.

The Great Disease Migration: Newsweek article regarding DISEASE and the Columbian Exchange.

Works Cited info: Cowley, Geoffrey. “The Great Disease Migration.” Newsweek. Fall/Winter 1991. p.54-56.

The High Price of Sugar: Newsweek article regarding SUGAR and the Columbian Exchange. This article relates strongly to SLAVERY.

Works Cited info: Miller, Susan. “The High Price of Sugar.” Newsweek. Fall/Winter, 1991. p.70-74.

The Columbian Exchange: a History of Disease, Food, and Ideas: An article from the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Old to New; New to Old: Breaks down items by “East to West” and “West to East.” From the University of North Carolina’s School of Education.

Slavery: How it Built the New World: Newsweek article regarding SLAVERY and the Columbian Exchange.

Works Cited info: Morganthau, Tom. “Slavery: How It Built the New World. Newsweek. Fall/Winter 1991. p.66-69.

Slavery and Native Americans in British North America and the United States: Relates to Native Americans and slavery.

Works Cited info: Seybert, Tony. “Slavery and Native Americans in British North America and the United States: 1600 to 1865.” Slavery in America. August 2004.

The Great Food Migration: Newsweek article regarding FOOD and the Columbian Exchange.

Works Cited info: Schwartz, John. “The Great Food Migration.” Newsweek. Fall/Winter 1991. p.58-62.

Potato, Sugar, Corn, Coffee, Tomato: Great background information on the effect of these crops on the Old and New Worlds. Definitely take a look at this. Broken down by product.

Columbian Exchange:  Very informative website from Palomar College. Includes corn, potato, horse, disease, and sugar.

Smallpox Conquers the New World: Exceprt from Albert Marrin’s awesome book on smallpox.

Works Cited info: Marrin, Albert. Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster. New York: Dutton Books, 2002.

A Revolution in Indian Life: Exceprt from Milton Meltzer’s book, Hold Your Horses.

Works Cited info: Meltzer, Milton. Hold Your Horses! New York: Harper Collins, 1995.

Deadly Pigs: Excerpt from Before Columbus about the negative effects of pigs on the New World. (Also, think about what some positive effects of pigs have been.)

Works Cited info: Mann, Charles. Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491. New York: Atheneum Books, 2009.

Corn (maize): Discusses economic impact of corn. Palomar College website.

Potato: Page on the history of the potato.

Coffee: An informative site dedicated to the history of coffee.

Tomatoes: History of the tomato, including how it traveled to Europe.

Sugar: Basics on the history and effects of sugarcane around the world.

Bananas: Going Bananas! Short but informative site.

Chocolate Cartoon: Comic-strip history of Columbus’s first encounter with chocolate.

Chocolate: Discusses European discovery of chocolate. From Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry.

Works Cited info: Busenberg, Bonnie. Vanilla, Chocolate, & Strawberry. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1994.

Christianity: Christianity came to the New World with Columbus and had a large impact on Native American life.

Potato, tobacco, viruses, sugar: Helpful information on the potato, tobacco, viruses, and sugar.



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