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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Like most overseers, Thistlewood was especially brutal with runaways. He
confined the runaway Hazat "in the bilboes" — a long, iron bolt with locked
shackles — "both feet; gagged him; locked his hands together; rubbed him with
molasses &c ...
Black Codes also criminalized harboring or aiding runaways and specified
rewards for capturing them or, after a certain time elapsed, killing them. As towns
developed, the laws specified that townsfolk must not employ runaways, as so
Thistlewood barely survived his attempt to recapture an African runaway, Congo
Sam, who slashed at him repeatedly with his knife. As Thistlewood defended
himself Congo Sam exclaimed "in the Negro manner, 'I will kill you, I will kill you ...
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
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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