Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America
Jennifer L. Anderson talked about her book, Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America, in which she explores why Colonial Americans… read more
Jennifer L. Anderson talked about her book, Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America, in which she explores why Colonial Americans were infatuated with mahogany. Imported from the West Indies, mahogany was used to create expensive furniture that quickly became popular in the Colonies. Ms. Anderson spoke about the cultural, economic and environmental costs of this obsession. The New York Public Library hosted this event. close
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