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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The "Yellow Trade" China, too, disgorged hundreds of thousands to harvest
foreign sugar. Between 1853 and 1884, the British West Indies received 17,904
coolies recruited in Hong Kong and Canton, where British officials supervised the
Visiting Chinese officials reported that "almost every Chinese met by us was or
had been undergoing suffering. The fractured and maimed limbs, blindness, the
heads full of sores, the skin and flesh lacerated — proofs of cruelty patent to the ...
The Chinese chew cane stalks and drink heated cane juice, use it as a medicine
and as a condiment, preserve fruit and vegetables with it, bake it in moon cakes
and such treats as decorative animal-shaped candy and ferment cane juice and ...
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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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