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Trial e-resources: Global commodities (until 31 October 2015)

last modified Sep 23, 2015 11:47 AM
Global commodities features records of individual traders, showing patterns of consumption for a range of commodities over time.

Trial e-resources: Global commodities (until 31 October 2015)

Global commodities features records of individual traders, showing patterns of consumption for a range of commodities over time; business accounts and records of both small and large companies from an early fur trapper to a major chocolate manufacturer; dock accounts describing the development of a major port from 1755 to 1960.

Also included are Bills of Entry for major ports which show changing patterns of trade between 1820 and 1939; 17th and 18th century Trade Returns and Prices Current for key markets; material on the discovery and exploitation of commodities in Asia, Africa and the Americas from 1492 to 2000; government records concerning taxation, economic development and colonial business schemes; exhibition catalogues; statistical sources documenting world trade; and a vast range of visual material including advertising and packaging, photographs, paintings and prints.

Access the archive via this link:
http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://www.globalcommodities.amdigital.co.uk

(this should work from any computer on the University of Cambridge network, or via Raven for offcampus us).

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