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Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Colombian Exchange

Gosh, you might figure I've been watching a lot of historical documentaries lately.

'Tis true.

This is a visually compelling history, with nice re-enactments and computer graphics.  It's Eurocentric as hell, but that is the world we live in, and the only way to fight that is in your head while accumulating a differing body of evidence if you can find it.

The guest historians offering their input in this work are superb.


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