I need an explanation for this History question to help me study.
What is the connection between salt and power and how has the salt trade shaped societies as diverse as China and West Africa?
Compose an essay response to the above question. Your response should be at least 300 words in length. Be sure to draw upon facts from “The Salt Trade” in Trading Tastes. In particular it is important to include analysis of historical documents from the end of the chapter including, “A Debate over the Salt Monopoly”, “Salt Production in Fourteenth-century China”, “West Africa–On the Road to Ghana” and “The Salt Economy of Fourteenth-century West Africa”.