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Alex Taylor, Tobaccomania: the mass-consumption of tobacco in seventeenth-century England
7 December, 2017 @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
For the final EMF this semester, we welcome Alex Taylor (PhD candidate in History). Alex will focus on a sixty year period (1625-1685) in which tobacco was transformed into a cheap and widely available commodity, the first of the so-called ‘new groceries’ or ‘soft drugs’ to do so. He will discuss three factors that kept the price of tobacco low in this period, hitherto overlooked by scholars.