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Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange, a database provided by the Penn Libraries, provides access to visual, manuscript, and printed materials from the collections of libraries, company archives, and trade organisations around the world. These original sources will aid with research that can benefit from the history of fifteen major commodities and the ways that these commodities have changed the world.
Political Divisions of the World from Global Commodities
The fifteen commodities are: Chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, wine and spirits.
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A selection of journals and periodicals on various topics in food studies.
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