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1st Edition

The Early English Tobacco Trade

ISBN 9781138879706
Published May 5, 2015 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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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