Sugar: a bittersweet history
Duckworth Overlook, 2009 M10 8 - 453 páginas
"Sugar" offers a compelling and surprising look at the sweet commodity, from the ways in which it Africanized the cane fields of the Caribbean to how it fueled the Industrial Revolution and jump-started the fast-food craze.
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Six million Africans went to the sugar colonies, the majority males in their prime,
and in such numbers that the West African population remained static, unable to
grow. Agricultural communities were shattered and terrified by raids and ...
One that struck a collective nerve was the unforgettable image of a Liverpool
slave ship, the Brookes, with 482 recumbent Africans jammed into its hold and an
accompanying note adding that the Brookes sometimes carried as many as 609.
The published testimonials of African victims of the slave trade were especially
powerful, and Equiano's The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano,
or Gustavus Vassa, the African (1789) and Cugoano's Thoughts and Sentiments
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A fantastic history of sugar slavery western colonialism. Leer comentario completo
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Was disappointed in this, although it did have its moments. Parts were undigested, and it lacked a real overview and global perspective somehow. That being said, i devoured the detail on the West Indian lobby and British sugar traders. Leer comentario completo
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