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Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077)
Edmund Burke (Project Director: March 2010 to April 2016)
Production and Consumption in World History, 1450-1914

A four-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on trade in several important commodities during the period 1450-1914, leading ultimately to the emergence of a world economy.

The purpose of the Summer Seminar on "Production and Consumption in World History, 1450-1950" is to explore the historical connections between producers and consumers of basic commodities across the globe as a way of understanding how the modern world economy emerged. By studying the linked histories of production and consumption we can better see how the world economy has fashioned and refashioned the world, linking South Asian spinners, textile factory workers in the East Midlands, and consumers in Europe, the Americas and Australasia, most of them predominantly female. The subject of production and consumption thus provides a point of entry for a variety of approaches to the study of the emergence of the modern world economy from its sixteenth century origins to the present

Project fields:
History, General

Seminars for K-12 Educators

Education Programs

$122,521 (approved)
$120,190 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2010 – 9/30/2011