Bridging World History
Early Global Commodities (#115)
What is globalization and when did it begin? Before the 16th century, the world’s main monetary substances were silver, gold, copper, and shells. But it was China’s demand for silver and Spain’s newly discovered mines in the Americas that finally created an all-encompassing network of global trade. [28 minutes]
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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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