In the 1830s, a young girl named Caroline Howard King made numerous visits to the East India Marine Society in Salem, Massachusetts. Since Salem was a thriving center of maritime commerce, ships departed daily for destinations all over the world. When sea captains returned home bearing artifacts, they deposited these in the Society's museum-East India Marine Hall. The collection was especially strong in artifacts from China, India, the East Indies, and the Pacific Islands. The hall provided visitors with an intriguing way to experience Asia without venturing far from home.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Narratives of Free Trade and the Commercial Cultures of Early American Chinese Relations|
|Publisher||Hong Kong University Press, HKU|
|Number of pages||26|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities(all)