Cruel ships of prosperity: the manila galleons that oceaneered for plague and profit | Curio

Cruel ships of prosperity: the manila galleons that oceaneered for plague and profit

26 mins | May 28, 2017

David Z Morris writes in Aeon Magazine about how the Manila Galleons, the ships used by the Spanish to colonise the Philippines, helped create global capitalism – through more than two centuries of huge profits and profound suffering.

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From Aeon magazine