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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Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who had torn the symbolic white strip from the tricolor
flag, issued a Proclamation of Independence against France, against racism and
in honor of the new nation he called Haiti, Land of Mountains, its Arawak name.
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. Conditions on the bateys deteriorated; in 1926 the
Fick, The Making of Haiti, pp. 7-8, discusses the meaning and implications of
marronage, including its meaning as "an integral and active part of the dynamics
of slavery and slave resistance and a form of resistance that facilitated others, ...
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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
The Oriental Delight Conquers the West
The Africanization of the Cane Fields
The World the Whites Made
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