18 Nov The Temperance Tea Party: Free Trade, Sacred Tastes and the Sober Consumer in the Early Industrial Britain
Erika Rappaport (History, UCSB)
Thursday, November 18 / 12:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
As critics have pointed out, the contemporary conservative “tea party movement” holds little resemblance to that of its self-proclaimed forefathers. This paper elucidates this point but also argues that tea parties have been particularly malleable political events throughout the nineteenth century. Erika Rappaport is an associate professor of history at UCSB and this chapter is the second in her forthcoming book, Tea Parties: Britishness, Global Consumer Cultures and Imperial Legacies.
Contact Ali Hendley at email@example.com to get a copy of the chapter to read beforehand.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Food Studies RFG and the Dept. of History.