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Author Anderson, Jennifer L., 1966-
Title Mahogany : the costs of luxury in early America / Jennifer L. Anderson.
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  HD9769.M33 U625 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 398 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Mahogany industry -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Mahogany -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
ISBN 0674048717 (alk. paper)
9780674048713 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 780415769