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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Carib flesh-lust was legendary and spawned countless stories — one Carib
warrior claimed that French "meat" was tender but Spanish "meat" was tough,
while another boasted that he preferred Arawaks to Europeans, who gave him a
all over Europe, and French ambassadors routinely offered them as state gifts.
Tea sipped in Sevres, or as a cuppa slurped in a coffeehouse bowl, had taken
hold of England, Holland and, later, other European nations. (Germany's Meissen
could not compete with cane and, for a time, only one European factory, in Arras,
France, survived. But the prewar status quo of the cane-sugar industry was not
reestablished. At the Congress of Vienna, Britain, which had abolished its slave ...
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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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