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Global Commodities

What is it? Global Commodities explores the histories of fifteen key commodities that changed the world through a wide range of manuscript sources, rare books, maps, advertising, paintings, photographs and ephemera during the 18th-20th centuries. This resource focuses on the following fifteen significant commodities whose stories are often intertwined: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, oil, opium, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, and wine and spirits.

These commodities have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years, transforming societies, global trading operations and habits of consumption, giving rise to new consumer desires and aspirations. Through a wide range of primary sources, students and researchers can chart the cultural dimensions of the commodities and their impact on societies across the world.

Why use it? Printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history

Coverage: Varies

Access: Available on networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server. Unlimited number of simultaneous users.

Vendor: Adam Matthew

Subjects: Economics, Geography & Country Information, History

Linked Data Topics:
Primary source
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Total interactions: 639

Rank: 229 out of 309 databases

Rating: 2 out of 5 (based on 639 out of 2170757 total interactions with all of our databases)

Last updated: 2024-02-25 00:31:10

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