Powerful stories rendered in plainspoken yet stimulating language
1493 FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization
By Charles Mann and Rebecca Stefoff. Adapting Mann's adult bestseller for younger readers, this spectacularly illustrated book explores the gripping history of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the 15th century to the present. Powerful stories rendered in plainspoken yet stimulating language explain how the greatest leaps have sometimes posed the greatest threats to human advancement. Find out how the lowly potato fed the poor across Europe, then caused the death of millions. Examine the relationship between the rubber plant and industrialization. Discover the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution. Filled with thought-provoking insights, this fascinating resource empowers young people to examine the historical roots of some of today's most pressing issues. Grades 6–12. Index. Glossary. Seven Stories. 407 pages. ©2014.
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