By Jasmine Wilborne
I want to know what life was like pre- the Christopher Columbus’-of-the-world.
Why? Because I want to make sure that I am not romanticizing life before the “rise of civilization”.
I probably am….even in a tiny bit. Unfortunately, it is really hard for me to channel what I have been reading and learning about into these blog posts. I want to go into depth, I want to sound right, I want to know what I am talking about. But I really don’t have a firm grasp on the subject.
In essence, my questions are the following:
1. When was poverty made?- The assumption here is that poverty is something that was created and spurred by changes in how the human “economy” functioned and how human relationships operated.
2. How did agriculture over take hunter-gather societies? Where new “farmers” more environmentally friendly than we are today or is agriculture a system that is doomed to fail inherently?
3. At what point in time did the concept of work change?
I’m a huge nerd. Whenever I want to know something, I just read about it. Here are the books I am reading to help me get to the bottom of my questions: