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Early global trade: Project resources

Creating a Global Economy

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Bananas

Black Pepper

Candles

Cloves

Cocoa

Coffee

Corn/Maize

Cotton

Fur

Gunpowder

Ivory

Nutmeg

Porcelain

Rice

Rum

Silk

Spices

Sugar

Tea

Teak

Textiles

Tobacco

Vanilla

Wheat

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Books

You should be able to find ebooks on your topic here (you will need to log in):

There are a lot of books on hold at the library desk. You can't check these books out but you can use them in the library, and make copies of pages that pertain to your topic. Here are some of the print books that are available:

Bananas
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World
From Silver to Cocaine: Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy, 1500-2000

Coffee
Coffee, a Dark History
The World that Trade Created

Cotton
Big Cotton
Empire of Cotton, a Global History
Rural Society and Cotton in Colonial Zaire
When Asia was the World
The World that Trade Created

Ivory
The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600
Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History
Ivory's Ghost
White Gold: The story of African Ivory

Pepper
The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600
Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules that Changed History
Nathaniel's Nutmeg
Pepper: A History of the World's Most Influential Spice
Spice:  A History of a Temptation
Vermeer's Hat: The 17th Century and the Dawn of the Global World

Porcelain
The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600
Vermeer's Hat: The 17th Century and the Dawn of the Global World
When Asia was the World

Silk
Chinese Silk, a Cultural History
The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600
Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules that Changed History
When Asia was the World
The World that Trade Created

Sugar
From Silver to Cocaine: Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy, 1500-2000
King Sugar, Jamaica, the Caribbean, and the World Sugar Industry
Sugar Changed the World

Tea
The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
The Story of Tea
Tea: Addiction, Exploitation and Empire

Tobacco
The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600
Tobacco Colony: Life in Early Maryland, 1650-1720
Vermeer's Hat: The 17th Century and the Dawn of the Global World