Salt: A World History Topics for Discussion

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Explain the important economic connection between cod and salt. Would the cod trade have been able to grow without salt? Why or why not?

Name and explain the use of several different salt containing condiments used by different cultures. What are the similarities between these uses? What are the differences?

Explain the importance of salt to an important historical event of your choosing.

Why was there such a huge market for salted cod in Europe?

What are three ways that humans have used to get salt throughout history?

Explain the role of salt in the American and French Revolutions.

Can you think of another food product that has had a comparable effect on history? Give some example to defend your choice.

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