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The Earth and its Peoples: 5th Edition - Chapter 17 Notes

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Chapter 17 Notes The Columbian Exchange Demographic Changes The Columbian Exchange ? The exchange of plants, animals, technologies, diseases between the Americas and the rest of the world following Columbus?s voyages Smallpox was the most deadly early epidemic Malaria and yellow fever also were present. Malaria came w/ the African slave trade Smallpox arrived in the Caribbean and in Mexico and Central America from EU Disease was an early result of the Columbian Exchange and caused high death rates among many indigenous peoples. Transfer of Plants and Animals The New and Old Worlds continued to exchange these two in mass despite new epidemics Maize, potatoes, manioc revolutionized agriculture in Europe, Africa, and Asia

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