Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America

Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America

by Jennifer L. Anderson
     
 

Colonial Americans were enamored with the rich colors and silky surface of mahogany. As this exotic wood became fashionable, demand for it set in motion a dark, hidden story of human and environmental exploitation. Anderson traces the path from source to sale, revealing how prosperity and desire shaped not just people’s lives but the natural world.

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Colonial Americans were enamored with the rich colors and silky surface of mahogany. As this exotic wood became fashionable, demand for it set in motion a dark, hidden story of human and environmental exploitation. Anderson traces the path from source to sale, revealing how prosperity and desire shaped not just people’s lives but the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674048713
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/17/2012
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
633,446
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.27(d)

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