Today we're going to be talking about some stuff here on Making of a Historian. The big point is that new, global circuits of trade changed people and the environment. And kinda made the world we live in today.
I didn't just make up the facts in this episode. Instead I read these books:
Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello, eds., The Global Lives of Things: The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World
Jonathan Curry-Machado, ed., Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series)