Databases: Global commodities

Global commodities

Global commodities focuses on the history of 15 major commodities, and examines the ways that they have changed the world from c1500 to the present day. The featured commodities have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for centuries. They have helped transform societies, global trading operations, consumer habits, and social practices. In addition to the 15 featured commodities, this database also includes significant material relating to many other commodities.