What Commodity or Micro-Histories Are You Reading?
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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World, Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty, and Neptune's Gift: a history of common salt. I found all of them to be very good reads.
The dried insect was a very high end commodity and Spain controlled the trade for most of its history. The demand for the insect was all but wiped out by Perkin and his dyes and the final chapter of Greenfield's book is a great segue into Mauve. It's not a bad read and once you have finished Mauve you might want to keep it in mind.