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Working Paper


Professor John Hall

Journal of Economic Literature Classification Codes

N41, N44, N71

Key Words

American Separatism, Bourgeoisie, Coffee, Coffee Houses, Colonial America, Public Sphere, Revolution


Coffee has a long history as a motivating force in society, as can be seen through its history in different parts of the world. The introduction of coffee houses to western culture would promote the emergence of a public sphere, and would come to influence revolutionary behavior in both Western Europe and the North American colonies.


© Ross Bradner

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