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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But images portraying the brutalities of the Haitian Revolution, including the
slaughter of white families, preyed on white fears of unchecked black vengeance.
at least a hundred thousand Haitians and fifty thousand foreign soldiers lay dead,
Ironically, Haiti's exit from the sugar market transformed Cuba into a sugar
slavocracy. Until the Haitian Revolution, most of Cuba's 85,000 slaves were
domestics or city workers. By 1827, there were 286,942 slaves, and by 1 841
there were ...
Fox, Charles, 245 Fox, William, 239 Fraginals, Moreno, 275 France: abolition of
slavery, 215; chocolate use in, 56; Haitian Revolution, 212-19; ice cream in, 49;
New World land claims, 37; racism in, 143-45, 146; slave trade, 246, 247; sugar ...
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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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