There are mixed feelings of British imports throughout the colonies in Breen’s culturally aesthetic work. The British, understanding that their subjects are dependent of their lavishes, begin taxing the colonies after boycotts (though this term wasn’t coined until the 19th century) took effect across the eastern seaboard following the Stamp Act. This began a wave of what’s known as anti-globalization. A book review by Alan Taylor depicts a humorous connection with anti-globalization:
“The fact that it is of English origin suggests a parallel with a modern anti-globalization tee shirt bearing the tiny words “Made in China.” Perhaps, like such a tee shirt, the pot was just a cynical exploitation of a fashionable mood…It was mass-produced for a market where it would be sure to find purchasers, at least until the anti-Stamp Act boycott went into effect.”
“Made in China,” of course, is symbolic of the “No Stamp Act” plastered on the famed teacup now stored in the museum of colonial Williamsburg.