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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Cuba's slave-holding planters, who by 1845 already exported 22 million pounds
of sugar, half their production, to Britain, celebrated the news. Havana was "
illuminated," a visitor reported, "in consequence of the news of high [sugar] prices
Spain was politically chaotic, unresponsive to or contemptuous of Cuba's colonial
aspirations, and too weak to provide enough soldiers to defend whites against
always-anticipated slave attacks. Lastly, Spain imported only a small percentage
The war devastated the eastern provinces' sugar production but scarcely affected
it in the western and central provinces.473 The Ten Years War ended in 1878,
having failed to free Cuba from Spain. But its leaders had freed so many slaves ...
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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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