Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

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This book brings to life for the first time the remarkable story of James Taylor, 'father of the Ceylon tea enterprise' in the nineteenth century. Publicly celebrated in Sri Lanka for his efforts in transforming the country's economy and shaping the world's drinking habits, Taylor died in disgrace and remains unknown to the present day in his native Scotland. Using a unique archive of Taylor's letters written over a forty-year period, Angela McCarthy and Tom Devine provide an unusually detailed reconstruction of a British ...

Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon 2017, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781526119056

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