KMO welcomes Charles C. Mann back to the podcast to discuss the themes of slavery and the second great African diaspora, which took the shape of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In his book, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, Charles details how the human taste for sugar, plantation-style agriculture, and diseases like maleria and yellow fever shaped the social arrangements of Europe, African and the so-called New World and which continue to influence our contemporary way of life. KMO asks Charles about the potential for preserving the moral progress we seem to have made in the last 200 years in an ear of limits to growth and economic contraction. Nicole Foss, in an excerpt from an upcoming Full Circle podcast, weighs in on that same question.
Music by The Autumn Olives.
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