Synopsis by Alice Day
The issue of slavery is featured in this episode of James Burke's second Connections series, as the author and host continues his explorations into history and science. As he guides the viewer through another fast-paced trip back in time and across the continents and back again, he presents a huge amount of information in an entertaining manner. In Connections 2: Separate Ways, he examines the development of canned goods, galvanized wire, barbed wire, English coins, rum, sugar, suspension bridges, electroplating, and the atomic bomb.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention