In the Andes, the Spanish open up the largest silver mine in the world and mint millions of pesos de ocho (pieces of eight). These coins transform the global economy. They fill the treasure chests of pirates.

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Mike Loades ...
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George Wunderlich ...
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Charles Mann ...
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James Meigs ...
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Santhi Hejeebu ...
Herself - Cornell College (as Dr. Santhi Hejeebu)
Theodore Van Alst ...
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H.W. Brands ...
Himself - University of Texas (as Prof. H. W. Brands)
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Himself - Harvard University (as Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
Ian Morris ...
Himself - Stanford University (as Prof. Ian Morris)
Nell Irvin Painter ...
Herself - Princeton University (as Prof. Nell Irvin Painter)
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In the Andes, the Spanish open up the largest silver mine in the world and mint millions of pesos de ocho (pieces of eight). These coins transform the global economy. They fill the treasure chests of pirates.

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4 December 2012 (USA)  »

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