Mahogany Rainforest to Parlor

Mahogany Rainforest to Parlor

Join us for a lecture and book signing with Jennifer Anderson, author of Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America. Dr. Anderson will explore the motivations behind the desire for mahogany in the 19th century and the schemes that developed to satisfy the demand. Hear the complex and previously untold story of human and environmental exploitation, including slave rebellions, looting and riots, that was intertwined with early America’s growing self-confidence and prosperity.

Jennifer Anderson is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY-Stony Brook. Mahogany is based on her PhD dissertation which won the Society of American Historians’ Nevins Prize for Best-Written Dissertation.

Event Price: $18 for Adults/$15 for Students

Mahogany Rainforest to Parlor
Event Category: Lecture
When: March 25, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
More Info: http://www.mvhm.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mount-Vernon-Hotel-Museum-Garden/47332256065


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