Presenter: Whitney Howarth
What does our love of sipping cups of sweet, hot drinks have to do with revolution and empire? Dr. Whitney Howarth of Plymouth State University will explore the nexus between violence, empire and the hot drinks revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. Tea, cocoa, coffee and Coca Cola are the most popular beverages in our lives today, but ever wonder what historical forces made it so? In this interactive talk we will discuss the Atlantic slave-sugar trade, the Islamic origins of alchemy, café culture in colonial days, indigenous resistance to tea plantations, and the seductive tale of the coffee bean in Latin America. Bring a piping hot mug of your favorite beverage and settle in for a caffeinated ride through history’s quaffable mysteries!
Friday, April 2, 2021 5:00pm
Online117 Pleasant StConcord New Hampshire 03301
New Hampshire Humanities
Tricia Peone, Ph.D., NH Humanities Public Programs Director
603-224-4071, ext. 115
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.