The Columbian Exchange
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Understanding Cultural and Human Geography
Taught by Professor Paul Robbins | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Experience the economic transition of the Columbian Exchange, which began with the famous voyages of 1492. After reviewing the environmental impact of merging Old World and New World ecologies, you’ll explore the rise of gold and plantation economies, as well as the “core-periphery” system of trade that emerged in the colonial era.