Monday, February 04, 2013

Trial access to Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Change

We have trial access to Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Change from 4th February to 4th March. Please note the link will only work when on-campus.
This resource should be of interest to those studying empires, business and social history, and cross-cultural interactions. It brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices. If you have feedback on this resource, please use the "Post a comment" link below.

1 comment:

Richard Huzzey said...

This is an excellent resource, which would help students in a wide range of areas to access primary data on commodities and trade history. This is an area of expanding PGR interest and, as a major theme in recent secondary literature, something we will be incorporating more and more into undergraduate teaching. I would like to include an assignment based on this collection in my future modules. Moreover, the strong link between slave labour and modern commodity production and exchange makes this collection central to the research concentration fostered by the Centre for the Study of International Slavery.