USM Open Source History Text: The World at War: World History 1914-1945Main MenuIntroduction: A Mural as WindowOn Diego Rivera's Detroit IndustryThe World Around 1914, Part I: the Journey of Young GandhiThe World Around 1914, Part II: The Era of Nationalism and Imperialism (1848-1914)The First World WarThe Long Russian Revolution (1917 – 1929)The Decline of the West? Europe from 1919 – 1929A New Middle East: The Rise of the Middle East State SystemChina Between Qing Collapse and WWIILatin America Between Boom and Bust (1911-1929)Africa Under Colonial Rule: Politics and Race from 1914‐1939The United States from The First World War to the Great DepressionThe Great DepressionThree Varieties of Radicalism in the 1930s: Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Imperial JapanThree Responses to Modernity: Ho Chi Minh, Ibn Saud, and Getulio VargasThe Second World WarSeth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c
Mercury directs the flow of goods
12017-12-22T02:28:33-08:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c192372plain2017-12-22T02:33:21-08:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929cDepicted here is an idealized vision of 18th century commerce. The "east" is offering its goods to the personification of Britain. The "east" gives its cloth, precious stones, tea, and porcelain, all destined to travel with old-man Thames, who represents the Thames River in London. But what does the artist imagine Britannia gives in return?
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12017-07-27T07:45:02-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929cThe East offering its Riches to Britannia1Painting by Roma Spiridione (1778)plain2017-07-27T07:45:02-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c