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Tea and empire (James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon)

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9781526119056
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This book brings to life for the first time the remarkable story of James Taylor, ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’ in the nineteenth century. Publicly celebrated in Sri Lanka for his efforts in transforming the country’s economy and shaping the world’s drinking habits, Taylor died in disgrace and remains unknown to the present day in his native Scotland. Using a unique archive of Taylor’s letters written over a forty-year period, Angela McCarthy and Tom Devine provide an unusually detailed reconstruction of a British planter’s life in Asia at the high noon of empire.

As well as charting the development of Ceylon’s key commodities in the nineteenth century, the book examines the dark side of planting life including violence and conflict, oppression and despair. A range of other fascinating themes are evocatively examined, including graphic depictions of the Indian Mutiny, ‘race’ and ethnicity, migration, environmental transformation, cross-cultural contact, and emotional ties to home.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Angela McCarthy, T Devine
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    272
    Publisher:
    Manchester University Press (August 19, 2017)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781526119056
    ISBN-10:
    1526119056
    Case Pack:
    26
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    Folder:
    TWO RIVERS
    List Price:
    $36.95
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    $28.45
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-PER
    Discount Code:
    A
    Dimensions:
    6.14" x 9.21"