This guide is intended for researchers interested in studying commerce and business during the Colonial period, defined for the purposes of this guide, as the time prior to the American Revolution. Although there is an emphasis on the British Colonies, it also includes material about French and Spanish possessions.
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Issue 27: Spring 2017
The Colonies in America: Commerce, Business, and the Economy
Table of Contents
The Local Perspective
Statistics & Data
Internet Sources & Map Collections
LC Subject Headings
Caption (image left):
A map of the British and French settlements in North America.
Lodge, John. [175-?]
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
Digital ID: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3300.ar000400/