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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Muslims and Hindus of disparate castes, including untouchables, were forced to
mingle with each other and, in the first years of indentureship, with the Dhangars,
aboriginal agriculturists known as Hill Coolies. Just before their medical exams, ...
Ailing coolies had to go to cheerless plantation hospitals, which the British
Guiana Commission of 1871 described as "filthy holes" — in one, for instance,
the chief nurse kept a chicken coop on the ward. Race complicated the
despotism of ...
These invidious comparisons drove a permanent wedge between the two groups
and advanced the planters' goal of using coolies to curb black wages and to
forestall any united resistance. "I think the safety of the whites depends very much
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
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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