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A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World

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How the global tea industry influenced the international economy and the rise of mass consumerism 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 ...

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A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World
2019, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691192703

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A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World
2017, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691167114

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