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Teaching DBQ: Columbian Exchange

DBQ: Columbian Exchange

Citations: Document 1: Nunn, Nathan and Nancy Qian. “The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas.” The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2010, pp. 163-188. <>. Document 2: "File:1670 virginia tobacco slaves.jpg." Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. <>. Document 3: Drawing: "File:Aztec smallpox victims.jpg." Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. <>. Quote: Gunderman, Richard. “How small

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Did the Columbian Exchange have mostly positive or negative effects?


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