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Contents List of Illustrations Preface: A Handful of Dreams Opened up to the Sun, by Ana Guadalupe Valenzuela-Zapata Acknowledgments Introduction: Tequila Hangovers and the Mescal Monoculture Blues, by Gary Paul Nabhan 1 Distilling the Essences, Blending Two Worlds 2 Mescal de Tequila: The Mexican-American Microcosmos 3 The Wild Origins and Domestication of Mescal de Tequila 4 Tillers and Tale-Tellers: The Agrarian Tradition of Jimadores 5 Out of the Fields, into the Fire: Tradition and Globalization 6 When the Epidemic Hit the King of Clones 7 Landscape and Pueblo: Putting Tequila in Place 8 Dreaming the Future of Tequila Appendix 1. A Mescalero's Lexicon Appendix 2. Common Names for Mescal-Producing Agaves in Spanish Dialects and Indigenous Languages Spoken in "Mega-Mexico" Appendix 3. Agave Species Domesticated Prehistorically for Food, Fiber, Hedge, or Beverage Uses by Indigenous Communities Appendix 4. Species Description of Cultivated Agave Species Historically Used in the Tequila Industry Literature Cited Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Tequila agave Mexico Jalisco, Tequila industry Mexico