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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Ed Fields (contributing writer)

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Josh Brolin ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Mike Loades Mike Loades ... Himself - Military Historian
Richard Machowicz ... Himself - Military Expert & Former Navy Seal (as Richard 'Mack' Machowicz)
George Wunderlich George Wunderlich ... Himself - National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Charles Mann Charles Mann ... Himself - Writer
James Meigs James Meigs ... Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Popular Mechanics
Santhi Hejeebu Santhi Hejeebu ... Herself - Cornell College (as Dr. Santhi Hejeebu)
Theodore Van Alst Theodore Van Alst ... Himself - Native American Cultural Center, Yale University (as Dr. Theodore Van Alst)
H.W. Brands ... Himself - University of Texas (as Prof. H. W. Brands)
Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Chef & Writer
Henry Louis Gates ... Himself - Harvard University (as Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
Ian Morris Ian Morris ... Himself - Stanford University (as Prof. Ian Morris)
Nell Irvin Painter Nell Irvin Painter ... Herself - Princeton University (as Prof. Nell Irvin Painter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anton David Jeftha ... Samoset (as Anton Jeftha)
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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) See more »

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