Columbus began the era of globalization, from plants and natural resources to trade and disease. That's according to a book by author Charles Mann, who is coming to Illinois State University Tuesday. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker has more with the author of the book 1493.
Hear more from Mann about how the introduction of malaria to North and South America may have helped perpetuate slavery.
How the first wave of globalization made spanish silver the currency of China.
Charles Mann speaks at Milner Library Tuesday at 3pm. and 7p.m.
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