Tuesday, November 27, 2012

No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death

My colleague, Frances Coffey just sent me the link  to this NPR  story about the history of nutmeg that they just did because of the holiday season.  In AP World history, we are studying exploration and the importance of the spice trade as a motive so I played the clip in class today. The history begins about four minutes into the seven minute segment and explains the importance of nutmeg in the 16th century (for Europeans, the narrator says, nutmeg had the same status as the I-phone today).

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