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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Female domestics were sexual targets, "compelled under pain of corporal
punishment to yield implicit obedience to the will of the master."164 Thistlewood "
took" scores of women, both domestic and field slaves, and watched his drunken
... Pierre Dessalles also used the whip, chain and iron collar, the bilboes, and
also a cachot, a coffin-like dungeon, for similar offenses. He considered food theft
a serious crime and punished it harshly: "I punished my negroes by taking their ...
punished it harshly: "I punished my negroes by taking their half-Saturday
because they stole three bunches of bananas from me," he noted.175 In all the
centuries of sugar slavery, slaves endured and died from a plethora of brutal and
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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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