History: Columbian Exchange (COOKE, HOSFORD, MURPHY, NIKULA)
Welcome! This page helps to guide your search for reliable sources about the Columbian Exchange.
LS Library Databases
Open Web Resources
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center This site reports on livestock and plant growth, marketing and sales, including maps of production areas. Content written by agricultural universities in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas provides a great overview of the Columbian Exchange that you may find useful. Research tip: Press CTRL + F to search for specific words within the article.
The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World : A History of Rice, Salt, Honey, Pork, Tomatoes, Chiles, and Cacao by Jenny Linford
The Field Museum is a Chicago museum that provides free digitized information including the history of maize and cocoa.
National Geographic offers articles about science, geography, history, and world culture. Check here for the vanilla bean and more.
Poplar Grove Plantation provides some history on peanuts.
National Parks Service: Historic Jamestowne. This website describes the historical significance of tobacco.
Search National Public Radio with the key word, “columbian exchange” and find interesting perspectives from authors and social commentators.