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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Yet through it all, the core of the sugar world remained so little altered that a cane
cutter in seventeenth- century Brazil would have readily grasped how her
nineteenth-century Jamaican counterpart lived, and the eighteenth-century
Absenteeism, the Root of Evil From any perspective, the sugar world was riddled
with contradictions, but absenteeism is usually identified as the most egregious.
At any one time, large numbers of the planters, perhaps 20 percent, fled to ...
Whether bankrupt or ostentatiously resplendent in European cities, absentees
demoralized and undermined the sugar world's fledgling societies. They shirked
their civic duties and relegated leadership to those they despised as inferiors.
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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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