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American economic history

By |2018-04-24T10:39:10+00:00August 10th, 2017|Economy, North America|

Women and men farming in south-eastern North America (1500s AD) Just as in India,China, or Europe, most of the people who lived in North America around 1500 AD were farmers. There were also some people who hunted and gathered their food, like the Cree people who gathered wild rice, or the Chinook people who fished for salmon. Traders kept on shipping metals, stone, shell and furs [...]

Europe’s economy in the 1800s

By |2018-04-16T10:32:28+00:00August 4th, 2017|Economy, Modern Europe|

A British merchant ship in the Caribbean, in the 1860s By 1800 AD, France, Britain, and Spain were all getting rich. They used their strong armies and navies to take wood, food, and cotton from other countries without paying for them. France was taking things from West Africa and Haiti. Britain was taking stuff from India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. [...]

Chang’an – T’ang Dynasty Chinese Architecture

By |2018-04-18T09:53:23+00:00June 4th, 2017|Architecture, China|

The walls of Chang'an under the T'ang Dynasty (ca. 700 AD) People have been living in the city of Chang'an in China since the Stone Age. But Chang'an reached its biggest size - about a million people - under the T'ang Dynasty, when the powerful T'ang emperors made Chang'an their new capital city. [...]