Tunnels of Salem on Kitchen Expedition

Watch Chris Dowgin (author of Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and Sub Rosa) walk Robert Irvine through the tunnels under Salem and explain how they smuggled cinnamon through them to create vast empires of wealth. Dowgin also explains the complicity in which the Custom House and other government officials found themselves within fostering this behavior.

America’s first Millionaires

Robert learns how these tunnels and the spice he uses daily affected the early machinations within our national capital. For instance, they might have led to presidents being elected and being assassinated by America’s first millionaires¬† Who knew the course of a simple spice could have that much impact on history? The rise of The 1%! Did you? Learn what Robert did by hitting play below.

For more information check out past posts on the Salem Tunnel Report and Sub Rosa on this blog. Above all buy the books Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and Sub Rosa to find out more! That is to say if you want to learn the real history of America…