HIST 4041

HIST 4041

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Since Columbus's arrival to the Americas, a number of commodities have bound together Europe, Africa, and the Americas, drastically changing the lives of many people on both sides of the Atlantic. Covering nearly five hundred years of history, this seminar invites students to explore the history of the Atlantic World through the "lives" of commodities such as gold, silver, sugar, cacao, tobacco, cotton, cochineal, indigo, bananas, and more. Tracing commodities from their production site to the moment of consumption, students will be able to understand the possibilities that the commodity-chain approach offers to historical research. As part of this seminar students will write a research paper (using primary sources) that will explain the commodity chain of a specific commodity.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (GLC-AS, HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HGS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 6041

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17455 HIST 4041   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 204
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Bassi Arevalo, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person