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 Martinique, planter Pierre Dieudonne Dessalles held typical attitudes about
slaves and the racial basis of slavery.278 He was a practicing Roman Catholic
with spiritual and moral concerns about slaves, but he never doubted that they
Dessalles wanted Nicaise to stop cheating, lying and stealing and to "deposit in
my breast even his most secret thoughts." In return, he showered the young man
with "pretty things," trusted him with his storehouse keys and his money, and ...
A Bittersweet History Elizabeth Abbott. The impulsive and elegant young man got
married, had children and christened them, and served Dessalles throughout his
life, even after Dessalles freed him. Nicaise whipped recalcitrant slaves for him, ...
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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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