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How the Columbian Exchange Changed the Diet of Europeans and Fueled the Industrial Revolution

By Haley Schott

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Haley Schott is an English and History major. She is in her senior year at Millersville University and wrote this paper for her Craft of History class. She chose the topic of the paper because she finds it fascinating how seemingly minor changes, such as the introduction of the potato, can drastically alter the course of history. The adoption of the potato, it turns out, was an integral element of what created the world we know today. She is also using this paper as part of her portfolio for her Digital Portfolio class.

Author's Note: 

I have no known conflict of interest to disclose.

Thank you to my advisor, Dr. Farkas, for all your support during this project.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Haley M. Schott at

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