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The Resource A thirst for empire : how tea shaped the modern world, Erika Rappaport

A thirst for empire : how tea shaped the modern world, Erika Rappaport

Label
A thirst for empire : how tea shaped the modern world
Title
A thirst for empire
Title remainder
how tea shaped the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Erika Rappaport
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tea has been one of the most popular commodities in the world. Over 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 a vast and 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 and in the process created our modern consumer society. As Erika Rappaport shows, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries the boundaries of the tea industry and the British Empire overlapped but were never identical, and she highlights the economic, political, and cultural forces that enabled the British Empire to dominate--but never entirely control--the worldwide production, trade, and consumption of tea. Rappaport delves into how Europeans adopted, appropriated, and altered Chinese tea culture to build a widespread demand for tea in Britain and other global markets and a plantation-based economy in South Asia and Africa. Tea was among the earliest colonial industries in which merchants, planters, promoters, and retailers used imperial resources to pay for global advertising and political lobbying. The commercial model that tea inspired still exists and is vital for understanding how politics and publicity influence the international economy..."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rappaport, Erika Diane
Dewey number
641.3/372
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2905
LC item number
.R26 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tea
  • Tea
  • Imperialism
  • History, Modern
  • History, Modern
  • Imperialism
  • Tea
  • Tea
Label
A thirst for empire : how tea shaped the modern world, Erika Rappaport
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-527) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A soldiers' tea party in Surrey -- Part I. Anxious relations. "A China drink approved by all physicians" : setting the early modern tea table -- The temperance tea party : making a sober consumer culture in the nineteenth century -- A little opium, sweet words, and cheap guns : planting a global industry in Assam -- Packaging China : advertising food safety in a global marketplace -- Part II. Imperial tastes. Industry and empire : manufacturing imperial tastes in Victorian Britain -- The planter abroad : building foreign markets in the fin de siècle -- "Every kitchen an empire kitchen" : the politics of imperial consumerism -- "Tea revives the world" : selling vitality during the Depression -- "Hot drinks means much in the jungle" : tea in the service of war -- Part III. Aftertastes. Leftovers? : an imperial industry at the end of empire -- "Join the tea set" : youth, modernity, and the legacies of empire during the swinging sixties
Control code
ocn960762456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 549 pages
Isbn
9780691167114
Lccn
2016044343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
13252293
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o960762456
  • (OCoLC)960762456
Label
A thirst for empire : how tea shaped the modern world, Erika Rappaport
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-527) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A soldiers' tea party in Surrey -- Part I. Anxious relations. "A China drink approved by all physicians" : setting the early modern tea table -- The temperance tea party : making a sober consumer culture in the nineteenth century -- A little opium, sweet words, and cheap guns : planting a global industry in Assam -- Packaging China : advertising food safety in a global marketplace -- Part II. Imperial tastes. Industry and empire : manufacturing imperial tastes in Victorian Britain -- The planter abroad : building foreign markets in the fin de siècle -- "Every kitchen an empire kitchen" : the politics of imperial consumerism -- "Tea revives the world" : selling vitality during the Depression -- "Hot drinks means much in the jungle" : tea in the service of war -- Part III. Aftertastes. Leftovers? : an imperial industry at the end of empire -- "Join the tea set" : youth, modernity, and the legacies of empire during the swinging sixties
Control code
ocn960762456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 549 pages
Isbn
9780691167114
Lccn
2016044343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
13252293
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o960762456
  • (OCoLC)960762456

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