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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"And as the sugar mills increased every day," Las Casas recalled, "the need to
place Negroes in them increased, for each sugar mill using water requires at
least eighty Negroes, and the sugar-mills using horses, thirty or forty."42 The
This cruelty proceeded from their having them for three years only, which made
them spare the Negroes rather than these poor creatures!"48 In Barbados,
planter William Dickson recalled, the indentured servants were "stinted in their
diet, and ...
The governor of Montserrat reported that "many Negroes have Starved, the same
has happn'd in Nevis.... Antigua has lost above a thousand Negroes, Montserrat
near twelve Hundred & some Whites — Nevis three or four Hundred, & [St. Kitts] ...
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ExcellentCrítica de los usuarios - cheriebd - Overstock.com
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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