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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Accordingly, Big Sugar began to recruit West Indians, who could be controlled by
the threat of deportation. (Puerto Ricans, who could not be deported, were not
welcome.) The federal government helpfully negotiated the contracts and ...
Then Big Sugar arrived, and the devastation escalated. The notoriously thirsty
crop gobbles water from the Everglades, diverts its flow and spews phosphorus
from its runoffs into ground and surface water. Phosphorus saturates topsoil,
Wendy Woloson, Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in
Nineteenth- century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University ... Marie
Brenner, "In the Kingdom of Big Sugar," Vanity Fair, Feb. 2001. Paolo Carrozza, "
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
A fantastic history of sugar slavery western colonialism. Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - Katong - LibraryThing
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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