Readings and Resources

Articles & Websites:

Nunn, N., & Qian, N. (2010).  Journal of Economic Perspectives. 24(2), 163-188. 

Wisconsin Historical Society. (2019).  . Wisconsin Historical Society. 


Develop an understanding of the geography and settlement of Native American tribes before the arrival of Europeans.

Duration: 5:25

Develop and understanding of the life of Christopher Columbus and his impact on indigenous people and Europe.

Develop an understanding of the causes and history of transatlantic trade and its impact on three continents.

Duration: 7:24

Supplementary Materials:

Locks, C., Mergel, S., Roseman, P., & Spike, T. (2013).   Atlanta: UNG Press Books.

· Chapter 1: United States History Before Columbus

· Chapter 2: The Global Context: Asia, Europe, and Africa in the Early Modern Era (pages 30-36; 46-60)

· Chapter 3: Initial Contact & Conquest