Peter Turchin. War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires.
Select chapters posted in Canvas site.
Charles C. Mann. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.
Select chapters of your choice.
Posted in Canvas site, Module 3
“Big History of Coffee”.
“Salt” and “Brain Boost”.
“Catastrophe!” (2 parts)
The First Eden. “The Wastes of War”.
“The Columbian Exchange”.
Topic for your essay
Write an essay of 3-5 pages, typed and double-spaced, that discusses how these sources provide examples of a “big history” approach to the history of empires and of the Americas.