Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

by Angela McCarthy, T. M. Devine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526119056
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Angela McCarthy is Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago

Sir Tom Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh

Table of Contents


1. Before Ceylon

2. The rise and fall of 'King Coffee'

3. Transition to tea

4. Globalising Ceylon tea

5. A Scottish effect?

6. A planter's life

7. Cross-cultural contact

8. Times to home

9. Triumph and tears: last years and legacy


- List of Taylor letters
- Family tree of Taylor family
- Family tree of Taylor, Moir, and Stiven families


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