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China, America and the Pacific explores the cultural and trading relationships that emerged between America, China and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Included are manuscripts, rare printed sources, visual images, objects and maps from international libraries and archives.

Themes Covered:

  • Old China Trade (roughly 1783-1844)
  • Early commercial development of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Salem, Providence, Baltimore
  • Maritime routes between East and West Coasts (before overland trails)
  • Development of Hawaii as key American trading post before annexation
  • Chinese-American cultural exchange (including 19th century Chinese immigration)
  • Commodities of the China trade
  • Fur Trade in Northwest Pacific
  • Diplomacy and politics of America and the Far East

Coverage: 18th to early 20th centuries
Provider: Adam Matthew
Trial Ends: May 28, 2019
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