About this database

This resource 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.

Coverage
Summary: 
This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history
Content Types: 
  • Images, Music, and Video
  • Maps
  • Primary Sources
Dates: 
10200 BCE-present