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The Resource The golden leaf : how tobacco shaped Cuba and the Atlantic world, Charlotte A. Cosner, Ph.D, (electronic resource/)

The golden leaf : how tobacco shaped Cuba and the Atlantic world, Charlotte A. Cosner, Ph.D, (electronic resource/)

Label
The golden leaf : how tobacco shaped Cuba and the Atlantic world
Title
The golden leaf
Title remainder
how tobacco shaped Cuba and the Atlantic world
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte A. Cosner, Ph.D
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Through the rise and fall of empires, ideologies, and economies, tobacco grown on the tiny island of Cuba has remained an enduring symbol of pleasure and extravagance. Cultivated as one of the first reliable commodities for those inhabitants who remained after conquistadors moved on in search of a mythical wellspring of gold, tobacco quickly became crucial to the support of the swelling Spanish Empire in the 17th seventeenth and 18th eighteenth centuries. Eventually, however, tobacco became one of the final stabilizing forces in the empire, and it ultimately proved more resilient than the best laid plans of kings and queens. Tobacco, and those whose livelihoods depended on it, shrugged off the Empire's collapse and pressed on into the 20th century as an economic force any state or political power must reckon with. Cosner explores the history of this golden leaf through the personal narratives of farmers, bureaucrats, and laborers, all struggling to build an independent and lucrative economic engine. Through conquest, rebellion, colonial and imperial schemes, and the eventual Communist revolution, Cuban tobacco and cigars became a luxury item that commanded commanded loyalty that defied mere borders or embargoes. Ultimately, The Golden Leaf is a story of two carefully cultivated products: Cuban tobacco, and its lofty reputation"--
  • ""Tobacco is one of Cuba's best known commodities, yet its history has been clouded in myth and misconception. This work addresses the ways in which tobacco shaped Cuba and the Atlantic world in terms of culture, society, governmental control, and economics"--Provided by publisher"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cosner, Charlotte
Dewey number
338.4/76797097291
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9144.C92
LC item number
C67 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco industry
  • Tobacco industry
  • HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco industry
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
  • Tobacco -- America -- History
  • Tobacco -- Cuba -- History
  • Tobacco industry -- America -- History
  • Tobacco industry -- Cuba -- History
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • America
  • Cuba
Label
The golden leaf : how tobacco shaped Cuba and the Atlantic world, Charlotte A. Cosner, Ph.D, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=921895
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "The consumption...is excessive"; 2. "Learnt by observation and experience"; 3. "One of the good growers"; 4. "A matter of chief importance"; 5. "Apply all of your attention to the laws"; 6. "I work with all my might to eradicate the evil"; 7. "Shipments of Havana tobacco not arriving due to the present war"; Epilogue; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn897814855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826520340
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897814855
  • (Sirsi) a1865588
Label
The golden leaf : how tobacco shaped Cuba and the Atlantic world, Charlotte A. Cosner, Ph.D, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=921895
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "The consumption...is excessive"; 2. "Learnt by observation and experience"; 3. "One of the good growers"; 4. "A matter of chief importance"; 5. "Apply all of your attention to the laws"; 6. "I work with all my might to eradicate the evil"; 7. "Shipments of Havana tobacco not arriving due to the present war"; Epilogue; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn897814855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826520340
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897814855
  • (Sirsi) a1865588

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