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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Sugar usually came in loaf form and could be refined into the whitest granules.
As Hall writes, "The categorization of the relative purity of sugars, combined with
an emphasis on the site of production, existed to a degree rarely seen today ...
Specifically, Europe traded its finished goods for African slaves who were
transported and sold to its West Indian colonies, which supplied sugar and other
tropical commodities to the metropolis, which supplied these colonies with
of milling and refining cane was so intense that it constituted a kind of technical
revolution and made mills extraordinarily productive.475 It also generated an
urgent need for engineers, machinists, technicians and chemists, often American;
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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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