INFO REQUEST: Precontact Trade in NA

Sun, 7 Jan 1996 21:51:52 -0500

Date sent: 7-JAN-1996 21:51:30

Could anyone recommend a good source on trade networks and markets in the
Americas around 1400? I would like to explain to students the types of
commodities and the trade and distribution mechanisms that existed prior to
European contact. (I'll be comparing these with other parts of the world.)
I forget whether or not these were discussed in Polanyi's Trade and Markets
in the Early Empires.

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