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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Cuba's slave-holding planters, who by 1845 already exported 22 million pounds
of sugar, half their production, to Britain, celebrated the news. Havana was "
illuminated," a visitor reported, "in consequence of the news of high [sugar] prices
Ramon O. Williams, the U.S. consul to Havana, reported in a dispatch that "de
facto, Cuba is already inside the commercial union of the United States. The
whole commercial machinery of Cuba depends upon the sugar market of the
Allahar, Class, Politics, and Sugar in Colonial Cuba, p. 63. 465. Quoted in ibid., p.
87. 466. Rachel Wilson Moore, The Journal of Rachel Wilson Moore, quoted in
Perez, Slaves, Sugar, and Colonial Society, p. 127. 467. Robert Paquette, in ...
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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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