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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After a failed attempt to import Indians, Queensland authorized the importation of
immigrants from the islands of Melanesia, and before long restricted these
Kanakas — the Melanesian word for "man" often used derogatorily in English —
to the ...
New South Wales banned indentureship but permitted the hiring of time-expired
Kanakas from Queensland. Kanaka men found the sugar industry's grueling
hours and rigid discipline unlike anything they had ever known. Within days of
intervillage warfare was endemic, and the Kanakas perpetuated it on the
plantations, where they fought and killed their traditional enemies and raped "
enemy" women. The Kanakas also bitterly resented the Chinese whose opium
dens, liquor ...
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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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