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Coffeehouse culture in the Atlantic world, 1650-1789

Title
Coffeehouse culture in the Atlantic world, 1650-1789 / E. Wesley Reynolds, III.
ISBN
9781350247222
1350247227
9781350247239
9781350247246
Publication
London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.
Copyright Notice Date
©2022
Physical Description
258 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Summary
"This book argues that coffeehouses and the coffee trade were central to the making of the Atlantic world in the century leading up to the American Revolution. Fostering international finance and commerce, spreading transatlantic news, building military might, determining political fortunes and promoting status and consumption, coffeehouses created a web of social networks stretching from Britain to its colonies in North America. As polite alternatives to taverns, coffeehouses have been hailed as 'penny universities'; a place for political discussion by the educated and elite. Reynolds shows that they were much more than this. Coffeehouse Culture in the Atlantic World 1650-1789, reveals that they simultaneously created a network for marine insurance and naval protection, led to calls for a free press, built tension between trade lobbyists and the East India Company, and raised questions about gender, respectability and the polite middling class. It reveals how coffeehouses served to create transatlantic connections between metropole Britain and her North American colonies and played an important role in the revolution and protest movements that followed"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Reynolds, E. Wesley. Coffeehouse culture in the Atlantic world, 1650-1789 1. New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2022
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 26, 2022
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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