A Thirst for Empire : How Tea Shaped the Modern World (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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A Thirst for Empire : How Tea Shaped the Modern World

Author: Erika Rappaport
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How the global tea industry influenced the international economy and the rise of mass consumerismTea has been one of the most popular commodities in the world. For centuries, profits from its growth and sales funded wars and fueled colonization, and its cultivation brought about massive changes?"in land use, labor systems, market practices, and social hierarchies?"the effects of which are with us even today. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Rappaport
ISBN: 9781400884858 1400884853
OCLC Number: 1193554552
Description: 1 online resource (568 pages :) 53 b/w illus. 7 tables. 3 maps.
Responsibility: Erika Rappaport.

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How the global tea industry influenced the international economy and the rise of mass consumerismTea has been one of the most popular commodities in the world. For centuries, profits from its growth and sales funded wars and fueled colonization, and its cultivation brought about massive changes?"in land use, labor systems, market practices, and social hierarchies?"the effects of which are with us even today. A Thirst for Empire takes an in-depth historical look at how men and women?"through the tea industry in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa?"transformed global tastes and habits. An expansive and original global history of imperial tea, A Thirst for Empire demonstrates the ways that this powerful enterprise helped shape the contemporary world.

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"Winner of a 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Award, U.S. National Winner in "Tea"" "Winner of the 2018 PCCBS Book Prize, Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies" "Co-Winner of the 2018 ASFS Book Read more...

 
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