When did Globalization Really Begin?
Guest: Valerie Hansen, Professor, History, Yale, and author, “The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began”
People were far less homebound in the year 1000 than we give them credit for. People really got around even back then. How far did they go? Well, there were Vikings in Canada, where the trade for bright red cloth was brisk. Learn about globalization before Columbus.
Guest: Eric Rutkow, Assistant Professor, History, University of Central Florida, and author, "The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas"
The Pan-American Highway was supposed to stretch from Alaska to Argentina, and a hundred years ago it was a vision that enthralled two continents. We untangle why it was never finished and meet those who tried to bring it to fruition.