New PDF release: A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World

By Erika Rappaport

ISBN-10: 0691167117

ISBN-13: 9780691167114

How the worldwide tea encouraged the overseas economic climate and the increase of mass consumerism

Tea has been the most well known commodities on the earth. Over centuries, earnings from its development and revenues funded wars and fueled colonization, and its cultivation led to enormous changes—in land use, exertions platforms, industry practices, and social hierarchies—the results of that are with us even this day. A Thirst for Empire takes an unlimited and extensive historic examine how males and women—through the tea in Europe, Asia, North the United States, and Africa—transformed international tastes and behavior and within the strategy created our sleek shopper society.

As Erika Rappaport exhibits, among the 17th and 20th centuries the limits of the tea and the British Empire overlapped yet have been by no means exact, and she or he highlights the commercial, political, and cultural forces that enabled the British Empire to dominate—but by no means solely control—the around the globe creation, alternate, and intake of tea. Rappaport delves into how Europeans followed, appropriated, and adjusted chinese language tea tradition to construct a common call for for tea in Britain and different worldwide markets and a plantation-based financial system in South Asia and Africa. Tea was once one of the earliest colonial industries within which retailers, planters, promoters, and shops used imperial assets to pay for international ads and political lobbying. the industrial version that tea encouraged nonetheless exists and is key for knowing how politics and exposure impression the foreign economy.

An expansive and unique international background of imperial tea, A Thirst for Empire demonstrates the ways in which this fluid and strong company contributed to shaping the modern world.

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