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Educators’ Perspective continued from page 15 which include (1) huge meals that included lots of meat, (2) heavy alcohol consumption and (3) obesity. Furthermore, Victorian attitudes about modesty precluded British subjects in India from lounging about in the 19th century equivalent of shorts and tank-tops. 5. Weightman (2003) contends that “the British community in Calcutta played a big part in wiping out his coffee debt.” Profits from Calcutta alone netted Tudor about $220,000 in profits during his life. Sources Anderson, Oscar E. Refrigeration in America: A History of a New Technology and Its Impact. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1953. Bean, Susan S. “Cold Mine.” American Heritage 42, 71. 1991. Cummings, Richard O. The American Ice Harvests; A Historical Study in Technology, 1800–1918. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, Berkeley, 1949. © CORBIS Dickason, David G. “The Nineteenth-Century Indo-American Ice Trade: An Hyperborean Epic,” Modern Asian Studies 25, pp. 53–89. 1991. Gardiner, Robert H. Early Recollections of Robert Hallowell Gardiner, 1782–1864. Hallowell, ME: White & Horne Company, 1936. Cutting ice from a lake, circa early 20th century. Dr. Dan Cooper is the president of Active Learning Technologies. Brian Grinder is a professor at Eastern Washington University and a member of Financial History’s editorial board. Notes 1. A better answer would have been, “I don’t know,” but MBA students, like most people, will rarely admit that they don’t know something. 2. 3. 4. Tudor had been sent to debtor’s prison in 1809 and 1812. In the early years of his ice venture, Tudor basically resorted to sneaking in and out of Boston in order to avoid being sent to debtor’s prison. Had he thought of combining the two, perhaps the first Starbucks would have opened in Boston in the 1830s instead of in Seattle in 1971. Dickason (1991) lists several reasons for British intolerance to the heat of India Kistler, Linda H., Clairmont P. Carter, and Brackston Hinchey. “Planning and Control in the 19th Century Ice Trade,” The Accounting Historians Journal 11, pp. 19–30. 1984. Pearson, Henry G. “Frederic Tudor, Ice Kin