The Columbian Exchange: How the New World Affected the Old


By Katie Lloyd

When Columbus left to try and find an easier route to India, he would not accomplish his goal. But what he would do is set off a chain of events that would affect the entire world, from exchanging goods to beginning a precedent of brutality to Indigenous populations. Scholars posthumously call this interaction the Columbian Exchange and define it as the process of biological globalization that occurred after the transatlantic voyages in the 15th and 16th century (McNeill, 2021). 

At the Postnational Table: The Forgetting and Nostalgia in Cuba’s National Cuisine

August 18, 2017

On February 7, 1962, the White House imposed an embargo on Cuba that included food as a punishment for communist Cuba’s support of the Soviet Union. The embargo was eased on several occasions. Most recently in 2014, when President Barack Obama announced the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with the island and a series of actions aimed at reinitiating transactions between the two countries. Soon after, food products from the US started to be exported to Cuba.

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