The Early English Tobacco Trade

The Early English Tobacco Trade

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 12.45mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138879703
  • 9781138879706

Table of contents




List of Authorities ix

Prefatory NOTE xi

Chapter I: The Discovery and Spread of Tobacco...1

Name - Habitat - Early descriptions - Use among Indians - Medicinal qualities

Europe-Iberian Peninsula, France, Italy, Germany, N. Europe

Asia-India Persia and Arabia, Turkey, China and Japan

Africa-Opposition to - Europe, Asia

Chapter II: Introduction into England... 27

Brought by English sailors-Spread in England-The attack and defence of tobacco

Chapter III: The Hometrade in Tobacco... 51

Policy of James I. and Charles I.-London as a tobacco staple-Rise of the outports-Regulation of internal trade under James I. and Charles I.-Later proposals for regulation

Chapter IV: Tobacco-growing in England... 75

The beginnings of English planting-The policy of James I. and Charles 1.-Spread of the industry-Cromwell and the English planters

Chapter V: Suppression of English Planting... 105

The Restoration Government and the English planters-Spread of the industry in the face of opposition-Decline and extinction of the industry-Contemporary opinion on the subject

Chapter VI: THE Colonial Trade... 130

Beginning of tobacco-planting in Virginia-Tobacco as a royal monopoly-The Navigation Acts in relation to the tobacco trade-Breaches of the Navigation Acts-Growth of the Colonial Trade during the period

Chapter VII: The Foreign Trade in Tobacco... 153

Rise and suppression of the Spanish import trade-Trade with Holland-Importance of tobacco in English foreign trade in latter part of century-The Russian trade-Conclusion

Conclusion... 182

Appendix... 184

Index... 189
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