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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The slaves on a modest Cuban plantation in Santiago de Cuba accounted for 33
percent of its value, the land only 17.6 percent and the mill and boiling house 6
percent and 8.8 percent respectively. In mid-eighteenth- century Brazil's ...
Based on pre-revolutionary sugar sales, plantation expenses and losses with
capital investment and annual profit, historian Robert Stein calculates at best a 5
to 6 percent return on investment. A 1787 committee studying Martinican planters'
In the United States, Canada, China and Australia, for example, gas is now 10 to
15 percent ethanol.) Government incentives encouraged Brazilians to buy
alcohol-fueled cars. By 1988, more than 90 percent of all cars sold in Brazil were
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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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