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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important industry and employed few Dominicans. The Haitians overrunning the
cane fields were still hated and feared as former occupiers and as revolutionary
troublemakers who fought relentlessly against the American occupation of Haiti.
Later, after driving out foreign sugar interests and taking over their properties to
become the prime producer of Dominican sugar, Trujillo acknowledged that even
he needed Haitians to cut his cane. The Dominican government bribed Haiti's ...
Angry Dominican officials tried to bribe Dominican journalists to give the film bad
reviews. The Price of Sugar, Bill Haney's documentary narrated by Paul Newman
, focuses on the plight of Haittans in Dominican cane fields. The film shadows ...
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A fantastic history of sugar slavery western colonialism. Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - Katong - LibraryThing
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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