ECDA Commodities

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This Neatline exhibit is an attempt to make something out of the <commodity> tag used by the Early Caribbean Digital Archive. It shows how commodities are used throughout James Grainger's The Sugar Cane: A Poem in Four Books. 

Each year represents a page of the book. Commodities referenced on that page will show up on the timeline and waypoints. If the commodity is in the production stage, it will appear as blue, if it is being transported, it will appear as red, and if it is being sold, it will appear as green. This map attempts to show how Grainger's treatment of the commodity changes as the poem continues. All data was originally collected using TEI markup.