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Augustine Sedgewick in livestream reading & discussion of Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

Author Augustine Sedgewick in livestream reading & discussion of Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

An economic, political, and bio-history of coffee: its role in the world capitalist economy...plunder and super-exploitation in El Salvador...caffeine, the "coffee-break," and regimenting labor.

In 1889, a textile salesman from England, James Hill, moved to El Salvador, established a coffee plantation dynasty using methods from the Industrial Revolution, and helped turn a land of peasant farmers into perhaps the most intensive monoculture in modern history, a place of extraordinary productivity, inequality, and violence.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
2444 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704-1611
Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug Cover Image
$25.50
ISBN: 9781594206153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - April 7th, 2020