Mahogany : The Costs of Luxury in Early America, Paperback / softback Book

Mahogany : The Costs of Luxury in Early America Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 432 pages, 11 color illustrations, 19 halftones, 2 maps
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
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  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780674503823

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