Alfred W. Crosby
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Who is Alfred W. Crosby?
Alfred W. Crosby is a Professor Emeritus of History, Geography, and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of such books as The Columbian Exchange and Ecological Imperialism. In these works, he provides biological and geographical explanations for why Europeans were able to succeed with relative ease in what he refers to as the Neo-Europes of Australasia, North America, and southern South America.
- also known as Alfred W. Crosby Jr.; Alfred Crosby; Crosby, Alfred W; Crosby, Alfred W. (Alfred Worcester); Crosby, Alfred Worcester; Crosby, Alfred W. Jr; Crosby, Alfred
- born on (83 years ago) in Boston
- nationality: United States of America
- education: PhD (History) at Boston University, graduated in
- profession: Historian, writer
- written works: "Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900", "La mesure de la realite", "Children of the sun", "The Columbian exchange", "The measure of reality", "America's forgotten pandemic", "Germs, seeds & animals", "Throwing Fire", "America, Russia, hemp, and Napoleon", "Epidemic and peace, 1918"
- award: - Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada (Intellectual & Cultural History)
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Alfred W. Crosby; revised and updated by David S.Jones COMMUNICATION NETWORKS America's ...
FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins
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Alfred W. Crosby Jr., The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 ( Greenwood Press ...
by Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree, Rob Kitchin
The term was coined by historian Alfred W. Crosby to describe how Europeans gained an advantage in conquering new territories and peoples less through the force of arms or technological supremacy, and more through the alteration of ...
An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History by James Ciment
Historian Alfred W. Crosby coined the phrase. ® Columbian. Exchange ̄ in 1972 to describe the significant biological consequences of the meeting of Europe and the Americas in the 1490s and beyond. Since Crosby«s ...
by Peter Dauvergne
The historian Alfred W. Crosby (1931–), emeritus professor at the University of Texas at Austin, developed and popularized the concept of “ecological imperialism” to describe the biological consequences of ...
by Silvio A. Beding
Alfred W. Crosby has pointed out that the long geographic isolation of the New World rendered its inhabitants, human, plant, and animal alike, vulnerable to Old World diseases and ill-adapted for competition. Humans fell victim to smallpox ...
by Michael Kazin, Rebecca Edwards, Adam Rothman
Williamson, 1–10, 2003; Alfred W. Crosby, Ecological Imperialism: ...
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