Lecture 3. Colonial Commodities: Chocolate and Tobacco

Lecture 3 first offers an overview of the ways in which the emerging trade networks affected the dissemination and popularization of new substances. Using maps and diagrams, we will explain how a new web of maritime trade dominated by European powers was formed. The various trajectories of coffee, chocolate, and tobacco distribution across the globe will serve as illustrations of the workings of this newly formed colonial system.

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