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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xxix, 632 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: "An unbounded ocean of business--laid open to us" --
The triumph of Bacchus --
The culture of the vine --
The enlivening grape --
"A revolution in this trade" --
A "commerce of minds" : Madeira distributors and their customers --
Merchants into capitalists --
Strong networks of weak ties : importing and wholesaling wine in early America --
The wet goods business --
"Articles of nourishment both mundane and useful" : wine consumption in an emerging Atlantic economy --
"Power to give sudden refreshment" and respect : health, refinement, and the consumption of wine --
Ars bibendi : "the fashionable ornaments of life" --
Coda: "The pleasures of the bottle" --
Conclusion: "If Bacchus, not Neptune, were god of the sea."
|Series Title:||Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.|
"David Hancock's work is exemplary both for his breadth of vision and the depth of his archival grounding; it is truly Atlantic in scope with its concentration on multi-centered activities and on the
- Madeira wine -- History -- 19th century.
- Fortified wine industry -- Madeira Islands -- Madeira -- History -- 19th century.
- Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- Commerce -- Atlantic Ocean Region.
- Atlantic Ocean Region -- Commerce -- Madeira Islands -- Madeira.
- Fortified wine industry.
- Madeira wine.
- Atlantic Ocean Region.
- Madeira Islands -- Madeira.