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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In 1846, the sugar duties were repealed, and slave-grown sugar was no longer
excluded from the domestic market. Cuba's slave-holding planters, who by 1845
already exported 22 million pounds of sugar, half their production, to Britain, ...
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 ...
463. Quoted in The Making of the West Indies, p. 211. 464. Allahar, Class, Politics
, and Sugar in Colonial Cuba, p. 63. 465. Quoted in ibid., p. 87. 466. Rachel
Wilson Moore, The Journal of Rachel Wilson Moore, quoted in Perez, 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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