Cause And Effects Of The Columbian Exchange

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Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage begun what would be known as The Columbian Exchange during the 15th and 16th centuries. The term was later devised in 1972 by American historian Alfred W. Crosby in his ecological history book. Alfred sparked an interest in the dynamics of the people who migrated from Europe known to them as the Old World and the New World we know as America which lead other historians and writers to examine the topic prolifically, bring it to the eye of the public. The Columbian Exchange was known throughout the world as a trade establishment between the Afro-Eurasian and Americans hemispheres. This trade center was a link between two different geographical places resulting in the first form of globalization that would later set the precedent for the world that we live in today. The Columbian Exchange was a crossroads between the New World and Old World and oversaw an extensive interchange of plants, animals, and disease. The arrival of Europeans to America bough about many unanticipated and inadvertent consequences for the people and environments of the New World and Old World. The transfer of plants and animals during the Columbian Exchange transformed the economy and culture of both the New World and the Old World by significantly increasing the productive abilities of each through there exchange. “Europeans who traveled to the Americas began exchanging goods with the people there. Early European travelers carried olives and other fruit trees,
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