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 Creole men "ate like cormorants and drink like porpoises," Nugent wrote.218
Janet Schaw, a well-connected and wealthy Scot who in 1774 paid a lengthy visit
to Antigua and surrounding islands, initially shared Nugent's reactions to ...
One Creole woman, referring to the cool air, told Nugent, "Yes, ma-am, him rail-ly
too fra-ish."2M When attended by slave midwives as they gave birth, Creoles
incorporated African fetishes into the procedure. They surreptitiously turned to ...
Its minorities, Creole and white, have accepted its Indianness — at 68 percent of
the population, it has the largest concentration of Indians outside India — and a
succession of Indo-Mauritian leaders have governed. An elite minority speaks ...
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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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