Curiosity Collections

The South Sea Bubble, 1720

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard University | Mar 24, 2021

The South Sea Bubble Research Portal offers students an opportunity to investigate the British South Sea Company and the 1720 financial crisis through a rich collection of sources on the topic. An exhibition featuring selections from the collection provides further context for understanding the economic and social dimensions of the Bubble. Site resources include a bibliography with embedded, accessible links to contemporary resources, iconography of select satirical prints on the South Sea Bubble, and an essay that underscores why the South Sea Bubble resonates in the present.

Tags: Britain World Exhibit Primary Source Collection for Research Assignments Primary Sources Readings Book & Media Economic Visual Culture 1600-1800


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