Mahogany :the costs of luxury in early America /Jennifer L. Anderson.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-286906

Description

x, 398 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Mahogany industry History 18th century.
Mahogany History 18th century.
Social life and customs To 1775.
History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Originator

Anderson, Jennifer L., 1966-

Contents

A new species of elegance -- The gold standard of Jamaican mahogany -- Supplying the Empire -- The bitters and the sweets of trade -- Slavery in the rainforest -- Redefining mahogany in the Early Republic -- Mastering nature and the challenge of mahogany -- Democratizing mahogany and the advent of steam -- An old species of elegance.

Publication

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press

Description

x, 398 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN

9780674048713 (alk. paper)
0674048717 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Coll. HD9769.M33 U625 2012 c.1
Stacks HD9769.M33 U625 2012 c.2

Places

United States