In Born With A Silver Spoon Analysis

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Lucy Wang
AP World History Period 1
21 March 2016
Silver Article Summary In Born with a “Silver Spoon”: The Origin of World Trade in 1571, Flynn and Giráldez talk about global trade, silver, inflation, mining, etc. This article is controversial and contains statements that are different than the popular opinions that people often have. Silver was said to be the “product most responsible for the birth of world trade” and was considered valuable/profitable to various countries. China was the main consumer of silver which led all the silver mines in the world to sell silver to China. Although China was a pivotal country and played an important role in the birth of world trade, it was neglected due to eurocentrism. Silver was introduced

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