Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange

Primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history.

This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in Global Commodities have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years, thereby helping transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices. In addition to historical documents, Global Commodities provides users with visual resources, such as thematic galleries, data & maps, and a searchable chronology. Refine searches by commodity, document type, region, library, and theme.

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