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Columbus and the Age of Discovery
Columbian Exchange, The
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Seven part documentary series which chronicles Christopher Columbus' voyage and the age in which he lived. Explores the ramifications of European exploration on both their own cultures and that of the indigenous populations. An international co-production kicking off the 500th anniversary of the first voyage of Columbus. Series filmed on location in Argentina, the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ghana, Egypt, England, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United States and Venezuela. Featuring Mauricio Obregon as the principal on-camera Columbus expert. Narrated by Will Lyman. Series release date: 10/1991

Program Description

Examines the interchange of horses, cattle, corn, potatoes, and sugar cane between the Old World and the New, and the lasting impact on the people of both worlds.



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Chicago: “Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Columbian Exchange, The,” 10/10/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0ACE16A4E0944ABA41266D7DB292CE8.
MLA: “Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Columbian Exchange, The.” 10/10/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0ACE16A4E0944ABA41266D7DB292CE8>.
APA: Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Columbian Exchange, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0ACE16A4E0944ABA41266D7DB292CE8
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