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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The "Yellow Trade" China, too, disgorged hundreds of thousands to harvest
foreign sugar. Between 1853 and 1884, the British West Indies received 17,904
coolies recruited in Hong Kong and Canton, where British officials supervised the
Visiting Chinese officials reported that "almost every Chinese met by us was or
had been undergoing suffering. The fractured and maimed limbs, blindness, the
heads full of sores, the skin and flesh lacerated — proofs of cruelty patent to the ...
A Chinese expatriate's woodcut symbolizes the plight of his indentured
compatriots. In a Big House courtyard, drivers bleed trussed Chinese and Indian
men as crowds of others await their turn. Boys carry blood-filled swizzle-glasses
up to the ...
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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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