Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

By Angela McCarthy and T Devine

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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, and examines the dark side of planting life including violence and conflict, oppression and despair.

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Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 07/21/2017
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9781526119056
ISBN-10: 1526119056
Language: English

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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, and examines the dark side of planting life including violence and conflict, oppression and despair.

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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.

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