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    Eating the Empire
    Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain

    by Troy Bickham

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    • Language: english
    • ISBN: 9781789142075 (1789142075)
    • Release date: April 13, 2020
    • Format: hardcover, 288 pages
    • Publisher: Reaktion Books
    • Author: Troy Bickham
    • Genres: history

    About The Book

    When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco; when Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea; or when a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily available? In Eating the Empire, Troy Bickham unfolds the extraordinary role that food played in shaping Britain during the long eighteenth century (circa 1660 — 1837), when such foreign goods as coffee, tea, and sugar went from rare luxuries to some of the most ubiquitous commodities in Britain — reaching even the poorest and remotest of households. Bickham reveals how trade in the empire’s edibles underpinned the emerging consumer economy, fomenting the rise of modern retailing, visual advertising, and consumer credit, and, via taxes, financed the military and civil bureaucracy that secured, governed, and spread the British Empire.

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