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Unformatted text preview: b. The word tea occurs in Shakespeare c. Portuguese earliest tea drinkers in Europe brought to Lisbon in about 1580 d. Fact: all successful non-alcoholic drinks contain socially acceptable stimulating drugs e. Chinese drink tea tepid, but Europeans wanted it hot; Teacup handles were born f. ^ built 30-40% of Europe's economy at the time 6. Cotton a. First American cotton arrived in Liverpool in 1784; a single bale (same year as Treaty of Versailles legitimized the independent US) b. Cotton exports grew from 1 4 million bales annually c. Cotton culture encapsulates the American south, including slavery and the Civil War d. Much improved fiber over flax e. One of the most powerful corporations in the world is Americas Cotton Corporation f. Bale of cotton 500 lbs g. Enterprise, Al; bole weevile...
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