WOH essay 2


Writing Assignment -Option 4A – When Worlds Collide.

Interaction between different societies has always been a part ofthe human experience, but the nature and scale of these relationships increaseddramatically after 1500 C.E. The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were eras ofWestern global expansion. By the eighteenth-century Western exploration andcolonization had created a global trade network. Overseas expansion brought theOld World and New World into contact, resulting in the exchange of peoples,ideas, cultures, and goods, significantly changing both worlds.


        Read ComparativeEssay: The Role of Disease in History, in Chapter 13, on pg 342.

        Read the two documentexcepts in Opposing Viewpoints: The March of Civilization, in Chapter 14, on pg 367.

        Read ComparativeEssay: The Columbian Exchange, in Chapter 14, on pg 368.

        Read Family and Societyselection: Marriage in the Early ModernWorld, in Chapter 15, on pg388,

        Identify at least two outside sources to support your discussion. Please keep in mind that WIKIPEDIA is not an acceptable reference.



Write a well-organized essay, a minimum of 700 words, including supporting details from assigned readings,documents/textbook/other sources, in which you address the following:

Analyze and discuss the material that has beenassigned, and address the following statement: There are some scholars who would argue that “the Age of Discoveryshould be renamed the Age of Destruction”. Discuss if you agree ordisagree with this statement.