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Alfred W. Crosby


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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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012)

Alfred W. Crosby; revised and updated by David S.Jones COMMUNICATION NETWORKS America's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

Alfred W. Crosby,

Alfred W. Crosby Jr., The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (Greenwood Press, 1972) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Geography (2013)

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 ...

Google previewThe Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2011)

by Michael Kazin, Rebecca Edwards, Adam Rothman

Williamson, 1–10, 2003; Alfred W. Crosby, Ecological Imperialism: ...

Google previewThe Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia (2016)

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 ...

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