Christopher Columbus’s 1492 voyage from Europe to the Americas has always been recognized as politically important to world history. But biological factors such as the ensuing exchange of foodstuffs and disease—intended or otherwise—played a much bigger part in how history actually developed than we first thought. Watch Macat’s short video for a great introduction to Alfred W. Crosby’s The Columbian Exchange, one of the most important history books ever written.
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