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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Slave Life in the Shadow of the Great House Except when they slept, the slaves'
cramped, dank and dark lodgings drove them outside. There they gossiped,
quarreled, flirted, dressed their hair, preserved folktales and invented new ones.
The Great House The slave quarters stood at a strategic and symbolic distance
from the Great House where the planter, his family and his associates were
building a different world. The Great House was as much a metaphor for the
Europeans expecting manor houses were shocked and disappointed. Lady
Maria Nugent, the governor of Jamaica's patrician American wife, found them
downright hideous. Absentee Jamaican planter Matthew Lewis considered his
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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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