The Columbian Exchange

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The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492
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AuthorAlfred W. Crosby
CountryUnited States
SubjectColumbian exchange
PublisherGreenwood Publishing Group
Publication date
1972
Pages268
ISBN978-0837172286

The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 is a 1972 book on the Columbian exchange by Alfred W. Crosby.

Reception[edit]

Various academic authorities have reviewed the book.[1][2][3] In the foreword to the 2003 edition of the book, J. R. McNeill says that in 1972 "Crosby's ideas met with indifference from most historians, neglect from many publishers, and hostility from at least some reviewers, (but) they now figure prominently in conventional presentations of modern history."[4]

Today, the book is a founding text of the field of environmental history.[5] Its themes have been expanded upon and popularized by later works such as 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (2005) and 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (2012) by Charles C. Mann.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liers, Frederick H.; Crosby, Alfred W. (1 December 2005). "The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492". The Sixteenth Century Journal. 36 (4): 1210. doi:10.2307/20477666.
  2. ^ Dunbar, G. S.; Crosby, Alfred W. (July 1973). "The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492". The William and Mary Quarterly. 30 (3): 542. doi:10.2307/1918510.
  3. ^ Rasmussen, Wayne D. (July 1973). "The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 by Alfred W. Crosby". Agricultural History. 47 (3): 267–269. JSTOR 3742188.
  4. ^ Crosby, Alfred W.; McNeill, Jr. ; forewords by J.R.; Mering, Otto von (2003). The Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492 (30th anniversary ed.). Westport [etc.]: Praeger. ISBN 978-0275980924.
  5. ^ Gambino, Megan (4 October 2011). "Alfred W. Crosby on the Columbian Exchange". smithsonianmag.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015.