Historian uncovers the Jamaican metal workers behind Industrial Revolution

The World

Underpinning the Industrial Revolution's years of production and growth was metal — more specifically — iron. While the industrial revolution is often attributed to strides in British metalwork, a new study says that iron work was innovated somewhere else. Specifically, Jamaica. Host Marco Werman speaks to science historian Jenny Bulstrode from the University college London about her new study.

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