Sugar: A Bittersweet History
Penguin Canada, 2008 - 453 páginas
Sugar: A Bittersweet History offers a perceptive and provocative investigation of a commodity that most of us savour every day yet know little about. Impressively researched and commandingly written, this thoroughly engaging book follows the history of sugar to the present day. It is a revealing look at how sugar changed the nature of meals, fuelled the Industrial Revolution, generated a brutal new form of slavery, and jumpstarted the fast-food revolution.
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from black to white in three generations," historian Richard S. Dunn writes. In
North America, by contrast, "black blood was like original sin and stained a man
and his heirs for ever."329 Black Codes, Slave Laws As racial slavery evolved, ...
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
Cuba's Black Codes, on the other hand, provided for self-purchase — coartaci6
— either outright or in installments. A slave valued at $600 who could afford to
pay his master only $25 would own one-twenty-fourth of himself. A slave thus ...
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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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