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Bridging World History

Land and Labor Relationships (#114)

What factors shape the ways in which basic resources are exploited by a society? From Southeast Asia to Russia, Africa, and the Americas, the ratios between land availability and the usable labor force were the primary basis of pre-industrial economies, but politics, environment, and culture played a part as well. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Bridging World History, provides a comprehensive introduction that reflects multiple perspectives on the world's pasts. The series constructs a meaningful context that reveals a shared human past, and helps students and teachers develop a global framework that makes the past both relevant and accessible.

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