Saskia Snyder on A Brilliant Commodity

Historically Thinking | 14 November 2022 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Saskia Coenen Snyder about her book A Brilliant Commodity: Diamonds and Jews in a Modern Setting. Discusses the involvement of Jews in the late 19C Amsterdam diamond processing factories, fields of South Africa, in London and in the growing United States consumer market.

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Land of Tears, or, the Exploitation of the Congo

Historically Thinking | 26 February 2020 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Harms about his book Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa. Discusses the exploration and geography of the Congo and the history of the exploitation and trade of ivory, rubber and slaves.

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