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 early ones were unreliable but the improved versions saved fuel and
produced one-third more sugar than open pans. Planters hoping to replicate the
impressive results of their technologically advanced fellows incurred heavy debts
to pay ...
Louisiana's version of the Creole-European tension pitted Creoles against
Americans, but their common interests as planters usually prevailed over their
differences. For the most part they valued wealth and its trappings over
knowledge and ...
Fifteen years after the war, planters still had to worry about staying in business.
Although between 1860 and 1875 American sugar consumption had skyrocketed
62 percent, Louisiana's contribution had plunged from 27 percent to 8 percent.
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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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