Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

Jennifer L. Anderson is Assistant Professor of History at Stony Brook University, SUNY.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780674048713
ISBN-10: 0674048717
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: September 17th, 2012
Pages: 420
Language: English