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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In 1846, the sugar duties were repealed, and slave-grown sugar was no longer
excluded from the domestic market. Cuba's slave-holding planters, who by 1845
already exported 22 million pounds of sugar, half their production, to Britain, ...
The whole commercial machinery of Cuba depends upon the sugar market of the
United States."476 In the U.S., Cuban sugar looked to be a sound investment,
and American capital gravitated to it. By 1 896, direct American investment in ...
463. Quoted in The Making of the West Indies, p. 211. 464. 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,
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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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