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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"And as the sugar mills increased every day," Las Casas recalled, "the need to
place Negroes in them increased, for each sugar mill using water requires at
least eighty Negroes, and the sugar-mills using horses, thirty or forty."42 The
This cruelty proceeded from their having them for three years only, which made
them spare the Negroes rather than these poor creatures!"48 In Barbados,
planter William Dickson recalled, the indentured servants were "stinted in their
diet, and ...
Thistlewood was a harsh overseer, yet he denounced another overseer for acting
"like a madman amongst the Negroes, flogging Dago, Primus, &c. without much
occasion." When another overseer "came home sometime in the night in liquor, ...
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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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