02 Mar Was it the Boston Tea Party?: Why Americans Drink Coffee
Steven Topik (History, UC Irvine)
Tuesday, March 2 / 12:00 PM
Professor Steven Topik concentrates on world history, with an emphasis on Latin American and especially Brazilian history. His latest works focus on commodities as a means of studying world history and include The Second Conquest of Latin America (1997, with Allen Wells); The Global Coffee Economy in Africa, Asia and Latin America 1500-1989 (2003, with William Clarence Smith); and From Silver to Cocaine, Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy 1500-2000 (2006, with Carlos Marichal and Zephyr Frank). He is currently working on a world history of coffee from 1500 to today.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Food Studies RFG.