“The Power of the Potato” shows the importance of one simple crop to European history and development on multiple continents over the past 500 years

Why might historians focus more on what the Europeans transported to the Americas rather than what Native Americans gave the Europeans?Explain

 

Writing Assignment 1

“The Power of the Potato” shows the importance of one simple crop to European history and development on multiple continents over the past 500 years. Please read the article and write a 2-page double spaced Times

New Roman-font paper answering the following questions:

– why was the potato so essential to European expansion?

– how would history have been different if Europeans had not been able to use the potato?

– Why might historians focus more on what the Europeans transported to the Americas rather than what Native Americans gave the Europeans?

Make sure to use evidence from the piece to back up your argument!

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