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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Factories, where workers toiled for wages beside strangers, sprang up.
Standardization became the norm: hours of labor, productivity, wages and
working conditions were all controlled. Social life changed drastically. Rural
workers forced off ...
Industrialist Benjamin Delessert responded and opened a small processing
factory in Passy. Napoleon was so impressed with the quality of the beet sugar
the factory produced that he presented Delessert with his own Legion of Honor
"It seemed to me to be all holiday and a sort of fairyland factory," one former
employee recalled.626 In 1901, Cadbury donated the village to the Bournville
Village Trust; to this day it houses twenty-five thousand people. The Rowntrees,
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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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