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    • Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures

    • A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World
    • By: Marcy Norton
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Before Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492, no European had ever seen, much less tasted, tobacco or chocolate. Initially dismissed as dry leaves and an odd Indian drink, these two commodities came to conquer Europe on a scale unsurpassed by any other American resource or product. A fascinating story of contact, exploration, and exchange in the Atlantic world, Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures traces the ways in which these two goods of the Americas both changed and were changed by Europe.

    Regular price: $24.95