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 Martinique, planter Pierre Dieudonne Dessalles held typical attitudes about
slaves and the racial basis of slavery.278 He was a practicing Roman Catholic
with spiritual and moral concerns about slaves, but he never doubted that they
Dessalles wanted Nicaise to stop cheating, lying and stealing and to "deposit in
my breast even his most secret thoughts." In return, he showered the young man
with "pretty things," trusted him with his storehouse keys and his money, and ...
a bittersweet history Elizabeth Abbott. The impulsive and elegant young man got
married, had children and christened them, and served Dessalles throughout his
life, even after Dessalles freed him. Nicaise whipped recalcitrant slaves for him, ...
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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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