Sugar: A Bittersweet History

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Penguin Canada, 2008 - 453 páginas
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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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Crítica de los usuarios  - cheriebd - Overstock.com

A fantastic history of sugar slavery western colonialism. Leer comentario completo

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Crítica 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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The Oriental Delight Conquers the West
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The Africanization of the Cane Fields
75
The World the Whites Made
121
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ELIZABETH ABBOTT is the bestselling author of A History of Celibacy, A History of Mistresses, A History of Marriage, and Sugar. Abbott has written for numerous media, including The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, and The Gazette (Montreal). She lives in Toronto.

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