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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Often her best and surest customer was her master if he, like so many planters,
planted most of his land in sugar rather than food crops. One disadvantage was
that he or his wife used their power to underweigh and underpay. Another was
They sang satirical songs rich with double-entendre, and they cursed and defied
their masters. After a failed slave rebellion in Antigua, an observer noted that "by
their Insolent behavior and Expressions," the women "had the utter Extirpation of
Quoted in Follett, The Sugar Masters, p. 46. 483. Follett, The Sugar Masters, p.
140. See also Follett, "On the Edge of Modernity," pp. 88-89. 484. Follett, The
Sugar Masters, p. 50. 485. Quoted in Follett, "Heat, Sex, and Sugar," p. 528. 486.
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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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