Bridging World History
Food, Demographics and Culture (#116)
Studying the production and consumption of food allows historians to uncover levels of meaning in social relationships, understand demographic shifts, and trace cultural exchange. This unit examines the earliest impact of globalization including changing cuisine, environmental impact, and the rise of forced labor. [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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